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.