Raleigh, NC – The race for North Carolina’s next Governor remains a close contest according to the latest DecisionMaker poll results released by the Civitas Institute.
Among the 600 likely voters polled, Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue leads Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory 43-40. Libertarian Party candidate Michael Munger received two percent support. Fourteen percent of voters were undecided.
“We see this race continue to be within the margin of error for the poll, making it a statistical dead heat,” said Francis DeLuca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute. “We have seen very little movement in these numbers since both candidates won their party’s nomination in May.”
McCrory maintains a huge lead in the Charlotte area (704 area code) where he leads 66-23 and a slim lead in the mountains (828 area code) 41-37. Perdue has large leads in the eastern part of the state (910 and 252 area codes) where she leads 62-27 and 50-30, respectively. Perdue also leads in the Triangle and Triad.
“It will be interesting to see which candidate will attempt to break away and begin their media campaign first. The race is so wide open, it may come down to the first candidate to begin television advertising will win,” concluded DeLuca.
Previous Civitas Poll results:
May – Perdue 43, McCrory 42
June – Perdue 43, McCrory 41, Munger 2
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