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Civitas poll: McCrory plus-16 on Dalton in governor's race

Updated: The conservative Civitas Institute released a poll Friday showing Republican Pat McCrory with a 16-point lead against rival Walter Dalton, though the sample appears skewed in McCrory's favor.

The poll shows McCrory getting 31 percent of the black vote, which strategists believe is unlikely.

Democrats could easily dismiss the poll -- taken during the Democratic convention -- but it mirrors an Elon poll last week showing McCrory with a 15-point edge. Dalton's campaign rejected the Elon poll as an outlier and a survey form the Democratic Public Policy Polling put the race at advantage-McCrory by 6 points.

Civitas released only a few poll questions and no numbers about the sample or methodology. The robo-poll was conducted Sept. 4-6 by contacting 500 registered voters. It's margin of error is 4.5 percent.

The survey also shows Paul Ryan with a better favorable rating than Joe Biden, his vice presidential counterpart. Ryan's favorable-unfavorable numbers were 48 to 38 percent; Biden's were 35 to 51 percent.


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Elon poll

Seems quiet reasonable for a 15 point margin for McCrory to be accurate. The Dalton campaign has offered up nothing other than attack and discredit, which was stated early on by Democrats as his only alternative path. McCrory's campaign has been pertinent and straightforward as to issues and has sidestepped the lowball approach, because that is the type of character he has. His obvious success and experience in his 14 year tenure in Charlotte should leave no one doubting his ability to lead the state back into better educational opportunities, i,e, his educational plan recently displayed.  Pat is the only  choice to improve NC in the future, for all ethinticities. We deserve better leadership  and McCrory can provide.

Elon poll

Seems quiet reasonable for a 15 point margin for McCrory to be accurate. The Dalton campaign has offered up nothing other than attack and discredit, which was stated early on by Democrats as his only alternative path. McCrory's campaign has been pertinent and straightforward as to issues and has sidestepped the lowball approach, because that is the type of character he has. His obvious success and experience in his 14 year tenure in Charlotte should leave no one doubting his ability to lead the state back into better educational opportunities, i,e, his educational plan recently displayed.  Pat is the only  choice to improve NC in the future, for all ethinticities. We deserve better leadership  and McCrory can provide.

31% of blacks should vote for McCrory

So you are not refuting that 31% of the blacks that were polled in this survey favored McCrory?  Perhaps 31% of blacks now recognize that status quo is not working regardless of what "strategists" say.  They should....given the high unemployment rate for blacks and if you ask yourself, what have Perdue/Dalton done to help them....which is nothing.

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