Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13351

Geography Surveyed: North Carolina
Data Collected: 02/11/2008
Release Date: 02/12/2008 10:50 AM ET
Sponsor: WTVD-TV Raleigh

Perdue 20 Points Atop Moore in Democratic Primary for NC State House: NC Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue gets 48% in a Democratic gubernatorial primary today, 02/12/08, according to SurveyUSA's latest tracking poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV Raleigh. State Treasurer Richard Moore gets 28%. Perdue is up 3 points from last month; Moore is down 8. Retired Air Force Colonel Dennis Nielsen is at 2%.

Caution: 37% of Charlotte-area voters tell SurveyUSA they will vote for "another" candidate in the Primary, or are undecided when given the complete list of Democrats running. This is more than twice as high as in other parts of the state. No other Democrats are running. This suggests than many in Charlotte do not yet realize that Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is running in the Republican Primary for Governor, not the Democratic Primary. By contrast, in the Republican Primary, the number of Charlotte undecided voters is half that in other parts of the state. What does this mean? There is a general awareness in greater Charlotte that Mayor McCrory is running run for Governor. But voters do not yet understand that only registered Republicans, and Independents who vote in the Republican Primary, will be able to vote for McCrory on 05/06/08. Registered Democrats, and Independents who vote Democratic, will not see McCrory on the ballot in the primary. Other forces may be at work as well. This contest remains potentially volatile, meanwhile.

Filtering: 2,000 state of NC adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 02/11/08. Of the adults, 1,669 were registered to vote. Of them 580 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 05/06/08 NC Democratic Primary.

  Asked of 580 likely voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.2 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
48% Perdue
2% Nielsen
21% Other / Undecided

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