Third party candidate has no impact on McCrory's lead - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

McCrory keeps lead on Dalton in new July poll

A new poll shows Pat McCrory keeping a lead over Walter Dalton in the race to be Governor A new poll shows Pat McCrory keeping a lead over Walter Dalton in the race to be Governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) – Pat McCrory continues to hold a lead over chief rival Walter Dalton in the race to become the next Governor of North Carolina. A poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling puts the former Mayor of Charlotte ahead of the current Lieutenant Governor by a 43-36 margin, similar to the 47-40 lead McCrory had in a similar PPP poll in June.

The difference in this month's numbers is the presence of Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe, who pulls in 9% of the respondents. Polling done in June had McCrory and Dalton head-to-head, without Howe in the mix.  According to a release from PPP, Howe gained more support from Democrats (9%) than Republicans (5%), and takes 14% of independent voters. In June, McCrory lead 47-31 in those unaffiliated voters. July's poll shows his lead has grown to 47-25.

A good amount of respondents, 12%, still claim to be undecided on a candidate in the race. Experts say that could make for a tighter race as the general election draws near. "Pat McCrory has led by 6-7 points for three months now," Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling said in a news release. "But the undecideds lean strongly Democratic so the race should tighten up between now and November."

PPP surveyed 775 North Carolina voters from July 5th to 8th for this poll. Click here to see the data.

Copyright 2012 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Wilmington City Council opposes idea to move local elections

    Wilmington City Council opposes idea to move local elections

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:35:44 GMT
    Proposed legislation at the NCGA would move municipal elections to even numbered years. (Source: WECT)Proposed legislation at the NCGA would move municipal elections to even numbered years. (Source: WECT)

    Among other reasons, council members say the election move would not save any money. 

    More >>

    Among other reasons, council members say the election move would not save any money. 

    More >>
  • White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

    White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:17:57 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:17:57 GMT

    A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

    More >>

    A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

    More >>
  • Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: Office of the Governor)(Source: Office of the Governor)

    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

    More >>

    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly