NC Gov. McCrory vs. Attorney General Roy Cooper: Too Close to Call

FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during a candidate forum in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina’s Republican lawmakers have legalized needle and syringe exchange programs across the state to combat a heroin epidemic law enforcement officials say is reaching critical levels. McCrory on Monday, July 11 approved the law despite objections from some conservative representatives who say such exchange programs only facilitate addictions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

One poll shows North Carolina gubernatorial Democrat challenger Cooper ahead of Gov. McCory by one point, another poll has him ahead by three points.

In its “The Upshot” blog, the New York Times reports that the final New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll of likely North Carolina voters, taken, November 4-6, 2016, shows state Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) leading Gov. Pat McCrory (R)  by a single  point — 47%-46%. That is down  from 51-45 percent two weeks ago. This poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.


A new Quinnipiac University poll likely North Carolina voters, taken Nov. 3-6, shows Cooper leading McCrory by three points — 50%-47%.

Cooper leads 56-40 percent among early voters. He also leads 57-39 percent among women and 81-17 percent among non-white voters.

McCrory gets 49 percent of independent likely voters to Cooper’s 46 percent. He also leads 56-41 percent among men and 61-35 percent among white voters.

The Quinnipiac poll has margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

Both Polls were released Monday.

The Real Clear Politics average for North Carolina Governor – McCrory vs. Cooper has Cooper up by 2.2 points.


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