As Richard Moore has moved closer to Bev Perdue in the polls over the last month one of the key areas where he has cut down on her support is with black voters. In our first March poll, Perdue had a 58-16 lead with that group. Now it's just 46-25.
Perhaps more troublesome for Perdue, Moore's black supporters are more committed to him than Perdue's are. 64% say they will definitely vote for him in the primary. For Perdue the figure is just 58%.
We've seen more movement among black voters to Moore's column in our polling so far this weekend. That may help explain it.