Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14324
Teeter-Totter in NC Governor Race Tips Republican: In an election for North Carolina Governor today, 09/09/08, 8 weeks to the vote, Republican Mayor of Charlotte Pat McCrory seesaws into the lead over Democratic Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue 49% to 41%, according to this latest SurveyUSA election tracking poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV in Raleigh. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released four weeks ago, McCrory is up 5 points and is in the lead for the first time; Perdue is down 6 points and trails for the first time. Libertarian Mike Munger, a professor at Duke University, takes 5% of the vote today, unchanged from one month ago.

McCrory has gained ground in many key demographics: men, women, young, old, less affluent, more affluent, less educated, more educated. In Charlotte, his home town, McCrory's once 10-point lead is now 27 points. In Raleigh, Perdue's once 18-point lead has evaporated. Only in Southern and Coastal NC has Perdue gained ground month-on-month.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 North Carolina adults 09/06/08 through 09/08/08. Of them, 783 were registered to vote; of them, 671 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/04/08 general election. Incumbent governor Mike Easley, first elected in 2000, is term limited.
North Carolina voters will also elect a Governor. If the election for Governor were today, would you vote for (choices rotated) Republican Pat McCrory? Democrat Beverly Perdue? Or Libertarian Mike Munger?
671 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KCharlottRaleigh South &
Pat McCrory (R)49%53%46%46%45%52%57%45%54%60%11%****78%18%53%72%42%22%50%49%50%53%44%64%35%44%51%45%**38%49%76%****70%42%54%59%45%42%
Beverly Perdue (D)41%38%45%40%45%41%38%43%40%32%77%****16%73%32%21%50%64%42%42%42%39%45%27%57%44%41%47%**56%50%14%****17%49%38%32%46%48%
Mike Munger (L)5%5%5%9%5%2%2%7%2%4%5%****3%3%10%4%5%9%4%5%4%5%8%5%5%4%5%4%**1%0%7%****11%6%4%4%4%9%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%22%32%28%18%54%46%76%20%1%3%41%40%16%38%35%11%48%52%60%24%16%51%46%17%81%49%3%9%6%11%5%5%8%36%64%34%50%16%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.