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North Carolina Governor: McCrory 45% Perdue 39%

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in North Carolina found that the race for Governor remains close as neither candidate attracts the 50% level of support following Primary victories last week. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory (R) has a 45% to 39% edge over Lt. Governor Bev Perdue (D) while Libertarian candidate Michael Munger earns support from 4% of North Carolina voters.

In March, Perdue had a three-point lead over the Republican.

McCrory is viewed favorably by 56% and unfavorably by 29%. Perdue’s ratings are 50% favorable, 41% unfavorable. Munger is less known, earning favorable ratings from 24%, unfavorable ratings from 35% and 41% who are not sure.

In North Carolina’s Presidential race, John McCain holds a modest lead over Barack Obama.

The U.S. Senate race in the state is surprisingly close with Kay Hagan (D) at 48% and Elizabeth Dole at 47%.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters say that Governor Mike Easley (D) is doing a good or an excellent job while 24% say he is doing a poor job.

Rasmussen Markets data currently shows that Perdue is given a % chance of winning the election in November while McCrory is given a % chance. These figures are updated on a 24/7 basis by market participants.

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North Carolina Governor Leans GOP

Latest RR Poll

RR Poll Average

RR Mkts

In Trade

2004 Results

McCrory

51%

48%

43%

Perdue

47%

47%

56%

This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on May 8, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Favorable Ratings for Gubernatorial Candidates in North Carolina

 

McCrory

Perdue

Very Favorable

25%

23%

Somewhat Favorable

35%

28%

Somewhat Unfavorable

23%

24%

Very Unfavorable

11%

22%

Not Sure

7%

4%


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.