Civitas Poll: Lt. Gov. Dalton Is the Leading Dem Candidate

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April 25, 2012
CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099

Raleigh, N.C. – The most recent Civitas Flash Poll shows Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton ahead of former Congressman Bob Etheridge in the Democratic gubernatorial race.

In the poll of North Carolina Democrats likely to vote in the primary election or who have already voted, Dalton was the choice of 32 percent, with Etheridge picked by 27 percent. State Rep. Bill Faison of Orange County was named by 4 percent. Receiving 3 percent or less support each were hopefuls Gary Dunn, Gardenia Henley and Bruce Blackmon.

“About two weeks before the May 8 voting, more than a quarter of those polled remained undecided,” said Brian Balfour, director of policy at Civitas. “So even though it seems to have boiled down to a two-man race, the final result is still up for grabs.”

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Full Text of Questions:

If the Democratic Primary for North Carolina Governor were today, and you were filling out your ballot now, who would you vote for?

32%     Walter Dalton
27%     Bob Etheridge

4%       Bill Faison
3%       Gary Dunn
2%       Gardenia Henley
3%       Bruce Blackmon
27%     Undecided

Who would you vote for?

Crosstabs for the poll are here.

About the Poll: This poll was conducted by telephone from April 20 to April 23, 2012. The margin of error was +/- 4.7 percent. Research methodology, questionnaire design and fieldwork for this survey were completed by SurveyUSA of Clifton, NJ. The sample size was 448 likely North Carolina Democratic primary voters or those who had already voted.

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This article was posted in Press Releases by Jim Tynen on April 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM.

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