June 30, 2015
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RALEIGH – A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows Gov. Pat McCrory leading Attorney General Roy Cooper in a hypothetical gubernatorial race.
Asked whom they would vote for if the election were held today, 43 percent of voters would back Gov. Pat McCrory, 38 percent would cast their ballots for Cooper, and 17 percent were undecided or were leaning toward one of the candidates.
The poll surveyed 600 registered North Carolina voters, 30 percent of whom were reached on cell phones. The survey was taken June 23-25, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percent.
Following* is the exact wording of the relevant question, which was asked of all voters:
If the election for North Carolina Governor were being held today, for whom would you vote between: (ROTATE) Pat McCrory, the Republican, and Roy Cooper, the Democrat?
43% Total McCrory
38% Total Cooper
30% Definitely McCrory
13% Probably McCrory
2% Lean McCrory
3% Lean Cooper
9% Probably Cooper
29% Definitely Cooper
*Totals may not equal 100 percent, because of rounding.
Crosstabs for poll here.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted June 23-25, 2015 by National Research, Inc., of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. Thirty percent of the respondents were cell phone-only users. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two general elections (2012, 2014) or be newly registered to vote since November 1, 2014. The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4% of the “True Values.”
For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
The mission of the Civitas Institute is to facilitate the implementation of conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Towards that end, Civitas provides research, information and training to:
- empower citizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters;
- educate emerging public leaders, enabling them to be more effective in the democratic process; and
- inform elected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians.
More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or email@example.com.