New poll puts McCrory ahead by 10 in Governor's race
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A new poll puts Pat McCrory ahead of Walter Dalton by ten points in the race for Governor, just five weeks from election day.
Public Policy Polling's latest survey found McCrory leading Dalton 47-37, with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. According to a release, this is the biggest lead McCrory's had in a PPP survey since Dalton won the Democratic nomination in May.
According to the PPP survey data, the attacks on McCrory in recent months have not affected his image. The former Mayor of Charlotte has 46% of voters giving him positive marks, to 34% who have a negative opinion. That has not moved much from May, when McCrory's favorability was +13 (41/28).
McCrory also continues to have a high level of support from Democrats, and a big advantage with Independent voters. The PPP survey, done between September 27-30, has McCrory's winning 19% of the Democratic vote while losing only 7% of Republicans to Dalton. And he's up by a 52/22 margin with independents.
The poll found that Democratic candidates do lead Republicans in three other Council of State races. June Atkinson leads by 44-34 over John Tedesco for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elaine Marshall's ahead by 41-34 over Ed Goodwin for Secretary of State, and Wayne Goodwin is up 41-36 on Mike Causey for Insurance Commissioner.
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