It looks as thought the Republican primary for lieutenant governor is heading for a runoff.
State Rep. Dale Folwell leads with 15 percent, followed by 12 percent each for Raleigh architect Dan Forest and Wake County commissioner Tony Gurley, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling. Grey Mills has 8 percent and Arthur Rich has 2 percent.
That is far below the 40 percent needed to win the primary outright on May 8.
In another race headed for a runoff, Wake County school board members Debra Goldman has 12 percent and Greg Dority has 11 percent in the GOP primary for state auditor. Former legislator Fern Shubert has 7 percent, followed by Rudy Wright and Joseph Hank DeBragga with 7 percent each.
There is no suspense in the governor's race. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is favored by 66 percent. None of the other five GOP candidates has more than 3 percent.
The presidential primary race also appears settled. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads with 48 percent, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 30 percent, and Congressman Ron Paul with 12 percent.
The survey of 521 Republican primary voters was conducted April 20-22 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.