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Governor’s Race — Sept. 2016 Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Our September, 2016 poll found a tight race for governor:

If the election for Governor were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?

4/16     5/16     6/16     9/16

36%     45%     45%     45%     Pat McCrory, the Republican,

46%     40%     40%     43%     Roy Cooper, the Democrat,

5%       3%       3%       1%       …or Lon Cecil, the Libertarian?

12%     11%     10%     9%       Lean/Undecided

 

30%     39%     38%     38%     DEFINITELY MCCRORY

7%       7%       7%       7%       PROBABLY MCCRORY

2%       2%       1%       *           LEAN MCCRORY

 

38%     34%     34%     40%     DEFINITELY COOPER

8%       6%       6%       3%       PROBABLY COOPER

2%       1%       1%       1%       LEAN COOPER

 

4%       1%       1%       1%       DEFINITELY CECIL

1%       2%       2%       *           PROBABLY CECIL

*           1%       1%       —          LEAN CECIL

 

9%       8%       7%       8%       HARD UNDECIDED

—          *           *           —          NAMED OTHER

1%       *           1%       1%       REFUSED

More on the poll can be found here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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