Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13185

Geography Surveyed: North Carolina
Data Collected: 01/11/2008 - 01/14/2008
Release Date: 01/15/2008 9:25 AM ET
Sponsor: WTVD-TV Raleigh

NC GOP Primary for Governor: McCrory Enters Race & Vaults to Top of Field -- In a Republican Primary for Governor of NC today, 01/15/08, 16 weeks to the vote, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory at 27% defeats State Senator Fred Smith, attorney Bill Graham and former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV Raleigh. But: one third of likely GOP Primary voters have yet to pick a candidate. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll conducted in November, before McCrory was a candidate, Graham is down 11 points, Smith is down 6 points and Orr is down 9 points. McCrory's lead comes entirely from voters in greater Charlotte, where he is up 34 points over Graham. Smith leads in other parts of the state, with 24% support in Raleigh and 28% support in Southern NC and on the Coast.

Filtering: 2,100 North Carolina adults were interviewed 01/12/08 through 01/14/08. Of them, 1,815 were registered to vote. Of them, 485 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the Republican Primary on 05/06/08.

  Asked of 485 likely voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.5 percentage points.

If the Republican Primary for Governor were today, would you vote for ...(names rotated) Bill Graham? Bob Orr? Pat McCrory? Or Fred Smith?

15% Graham
6% Orr
27% McCrory
18% Smith
33% Undecided

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