Bev Perdue 42
Pat McCrory 41
Michael Munger 5
The race for Governor continues to be extremely close. All three surveys PPP has conducted since the primary have shown the race within the margin of error. There is not likely to be much movement in this race one way or the other until the candidates start advertising later in the summer- everything going on right now is largely for show and having little impact on voter perceptions of the candidates.
Perdue continues to have a problem holding onto Democratic voters at quite the rate she needs to. She has a 68-19 lead with folks in her own party, while Pat McCrory has a 75-10 edge with Republican voters. Most of the fall off with Democrats for Perdue is in the greater Charlotte area. One of her biggest challenges this fall will be to convince voters there that even if McCrory's views on municipal issues were consistent with theirs, his views on some social and economic issues that he will confront as Governor are out of touch with Democratic values.
Michael Munger is having an impact on the race, pulling 13% of independents with McCrory and Perdue splitting them at 33%. In the polls before Munger got on the ballot McCrory was leading among independents, so it would seem that he is pulling voters away from him. Munger also gets 5% of the Republican vote compared to 3% of the Democratic vote.
The only people happier than the Libertarians about them getting back on the ballot have to be the Democrats.
Full results here.