Results Virtually Unchanged from May
Raleigh, NC – Lt. Governor Bev Perdue and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory remain in a virtual dead heat in the race for governor according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute.
Of the 600 likely general election voters surveyed, 43 percent supported Perdue while 41 percent supported McCrory. Libertarian candidate Michael Munger received support of two percent of respondents. Fourteen percent were undecided.
“We have seen very little movement in this race over the past month. With both candidates focusing a majority of their time on organizing and fundraising rather than active campaigning, the polling remains virtually unchanged,” said Francis DeLuca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute.
In Civitas’ May poll, Perdue led McCrory 43-42 with 15 percent undecided.
“The race for North Carolina’s next governor remains wide open,” DeLuca concluded.
McCrory is able to keep the race competitive due to his large lead in the Charlotte area (61-26) and in the mountains (51-39). Perdue leads in every other region of the state.
The study of 600 registered voters was conducted June 11-13 by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria, Virginia. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters we interviewed had to have voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general election or were newly registered voters since 2006. The voters were interviewed using live callers.
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% of the “True Values.” “True Values” refer to the results obtained if were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had voted in either the 2002, 2004 or 2006 general elections or were newly registered voters since 2006.