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Civitas: McCrory Leads Cooper by Two Points, Trump & Clinton in a Dead Heat

The latest Civitas poll of North Carolina likely voters finds the two major presidential candidates in a dead heat, while Governor Pat McCrory is up two points over Atty. General Roy Cooper in the race for governor.

Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “As we head into the final two months of the election, it’s about as close as it can get in the races for president and governor.”

The full questions with the top responses are below. Cross tabs can be found here.

If the election for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?

4/16     5/16     6/16     9/16

37%     39%     40%     42%     Donald Trump, the Republican,

49%     36%     42%     42%     Hillary Clinton, the Democrat,

—        8%       6%       5%       … or Gary Johnson, the Libertarian?

10%     14%     10%     9%       Lean/ Undecided

If the election for Governor were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?

4/16     5/16     6/16     9/16

36%     45%     45%     45%     Pat McCrory, the Republican,

46%     40%     40%     43%     Roy Cooper, the Democrat,

5%       3%       3%       1%       …or Lon Cecil, the Libertarian?

12%     11%     10%     9%       Lean/Undecided


The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken September 11-12, 2016.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at demi.dowdy@nccivitas.org or call (919) 747-8064.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters.