If Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory wins big in November, he could help other GOP candidates down the ballot.
There is already polling data suggesting that McCrory could be having some effect.
A new survey shows Democratic State Auditor Beth Wood is tied with her Republican challenger, Republican Debra Goldman, a Wake County school board member, at 36 percent. The survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh, found that 29 percent of the voters questioned were undecided.
The poll also found that Democratic state Treasurer Janet Cowell with a statistically insignificant lead of 34-33 percent over Republican Steve Royal, a Wilkes County CPA, with 33 percent undecided.
Republican Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler leads his Democratic challenger, Walter Smith by a 45-31 percent margin, with 25 percent undecided.
The survey of 810 North Carolina voters was conducted June 7-10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.