The pollster for Raleigh Democratic firm Public Policy Polling may have had a bit of an advantage with all that polling data at his fingertips, but he still came an impressive seven points cumulatively of nailing the final percentages in the state primary.
Jensen predicted Obama at 56 percent, just .1 percent below his actual take, McCain at 75 percent, 1 percent too high, Perdue at 59 percent, 2.8 percent high and McCrory at 43 percent, three percent low. For good measure he also correctly predicted Walter Dalton would win the lieutenant governor's race.
Coming up right behind him is user jbrown68, who came within 9.4 percentage points and also called Dalton, and user Senate, who came within 12.4 points. He and Jensen both win spiffy N&O hats.
In all, eight of the 22 contestants correctly predicted all four top vote-getters, with most of the rest losing on the Republican gubernatorial primary.
Congratulations to users gercohen, greenlamp, bjeversole, btchambe and raleigh585, who also did well.