Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13560

Geography Surveyed: North Carolina
Data Collected: 03/08/2008 - 03/10/2008
Release Date: 03/11/2008 7:00 AM ET
Sponsor: WTVD-TV Raleigh

Perdue Continues To Hold Double-Digit Lead Over Moore in NC Democratic Governor's Primary: In a Democratic Primary for Governor of North Carolina today, 03/11/08, eight weeks to the vote, Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue defeats state Treasurer Richard Moore, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV Raleigh. Perdue wins 44% to 28% today. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, the contest has tightened ever-so-slightly. Perdue led by 20 points then, leads by 16 points now. 28% choose another candidate, or are undecided. Moore has lost ground among voters age 50+, but has gained ground among voters under 50. More has gained ground among Conservatives, but has failed to make inroads against Perdue among Moderates. Perdue leads 4:3 among whites, leads 2:1 among blacks. In Raleigh, Greensboro, Southern, and Eastern NC, the contest is stable. In Charlotte, however, there is confusion in voters' minds, as the number of undecided voters has almost tripled compared to SurveyUSA's first poll in this contest 3 months ago. Many Democrats may be looking for the chance to vote for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory in the Governor's contest -- but McCrory is a Republican, and will not appear on the Democratic Primary ballot.

Filtering: 2,100 state of North Carolina adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 03/08/08 through 03/10/08. Of them, 1,868 were registered to vote. Of them, 713 were identified by SurveyUSA as likely to vote in the 05/06/08 Democratic Primary.

  Asked of 713 likely voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 3.7 percentage points.

If the Democratic Primary for Governor were today, would you vote for ...(names rotated) Richard Moore? Beverly Perdue? Dennis Nielsen? Or some other Democrat?

28% Moore
44% Perdue
3% Nielsen
25% Other / Undecided

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