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McCrory has large lead in new poll

Republican Pat McCrory has a 10-point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton in the governor's race, according to a new poll.

McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor lead Dalton, the lieutenant governor, by a 47-37 percent margin, according to a poll conducted for The Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh. Barbara Howe, the Libertarian candidate had 7 percent.

That is a widening of the race since the last Civitas Poll taken nearly a month ago, which had McCrory leading Dalton by a 46-44 percent margin with Howe at 7 percent.

The spin: “Any one poll is a snapshot of voter sentiment,” said Francis De Luca, Civitas president. “More important are the trends over time, and those trends show McCrory maintaining a significant lead.''

The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted July 16-18 by National Research Inc. and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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You could say the same thing about Public policy polling, a democrat leaning pollster. Or maybe Rasmussen which possibly leans Republican, or the poll by NC Citizens for Progress which is absolutely a democrat group. The one thing all these polls have in common is McCrory wins. McCrory has yet to trail in any poll that I have read. That is a good indicator that CHANGE is coming to Raleigh.

Civitas polls are not worth the paper they are written on

Civitas manufactures polls that overestimate Republican support.  This poll is perfectly meaningless.

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