Close Race Remains Status Quo
Raleigh, N.C. – A special edition of Civitas’ monthly poll conducted using all registered voters continues to show the race for North Carolina’s next governor remains neck-and-neck.
“Once again, this race remains a dead heat, with neither candidate breaking away,” stated Francis De Luca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute.
According to the live-interviewer poll of 600 registered voters, Perdue led McCrory 40%-39% with Libertarian candidate Mike Munger receiving 2%. 18 percent remain undecided.
“With the high number of undecided voters, this race is either candidate’s to win. Despite a barrage of television advertising over the last several weeks, it is still wide open as to who voters think should be the next governor of North Carolina,” De Luca concluded.
Please note that this survey was conducted with a slightly different methodology that Civitas’ regularly monthly polls. This survey was conducted of all registered voters who were then asked their likelihood to vote in the upcoming General Election. Our regular monthly poll, the only monthly live interviewer poll conducted in North Carolina, will continue to select a likely voter sample of voters with a previous history of voting in the 2002, 2004 or 2006 General Election or having registered to vote since the 2006 General Election and are then screened to determine their intentions to vote in the upcoming General Election.
The study of 600 registered voters was conducted September 6-10, 2008. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina. Voters were screened for being likely to vote in November.
The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95% of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4.2% of the True Values. True Values refer to the results obtained if it were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had registered to vote.
If you would like more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview with Francis De Luca or Chris Hayes, please call Gabe Dellinger at 919.747.8065 or email at Gabe.Dellinger@nccivitas.org.