Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14505
With Early Voting Underway, Perdue and McCrory Need Every Last Ballot in North Carolina Governor's Race: In an election for Governor of North Carolina today, 10/07/08, four weeks until votes are counted, Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Beverly Perdue tie, 46% McCrory, 45% Perdue, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WTVD-TV Raleigh. McCrory's nominal 1-point advantage is within the survey's 4.0 percentage point margin of sampling error, and is not statistically significant. McCrory leads among men, Perdue among women. There is a 26-point gender gap. McCrory, the mayor of Charlotte, leads in greater Charlotte and in greater Greensboro. Perdue leads in greater Raleigh and in Southern and Coastal NC. Libertarian Mike Munger gets 4% today.
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 North Carolina adults 10/05/08 and 10/06/08. Of them, 789 were registered to vote; of them, 617 were determined by SurveyUSA to have already voted, or to be likely to vote on or before election day. 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?
617 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAlready Voted?College GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalActual VLikely VYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KCharlottGreensboRaleigh Southern
Pat McCrory (R)46%53%40%40%44%52%50%42%51%56%13%****77%19%43%72%36%21%23%47%47%47%48%43%45%63%30%46%**32%**79%******41%50%54%48%39%38%
Beverly Perdue (D)45%38%51%49%44%41%46%46%43%36%75%****17%71%42%20%56%73%58%44%45%43%43%46%46%29%60%45%**61%**13%******47%43%39%41%51%52%
Mike Munger (L)4%4%4%3%6%4%2%4%3%4%4%****2%4%7%4%4%3%2%4%4%3%3%5%4%3%4%3%**3%**5%******5%3%3%5%3%6%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%46%54%24%33%25%18%58%42%76%20%2%2%37%42%18%35%35%11%5%95%49%51%58%25%17%49%48%63%3%9%4%8%3%3%5%40%60%35%20%29%15%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.