Monday, March 31, 2008

Democratic Tracking Poll: Governor

Bev Perdue 38 Richard Moore 37 Dennis Nielsen 6

Richard Moore's tv ads of late have been much more effective than Bev Perdue's, and that's fueled a rise that has now pretty much wiped out her once significant lead.

67% of those surveyed said they had seen ads for both Moore and Perdue in the last week, and within that group Moore has a 45-39 advantage. Perdue is hanging on to the lead by leading 28-16 with respondents who hadn't seen any ads. She is also doing better (65-13) than Moore (48-26) among those polled who had only seen ads for one of the candidates.

Interestingly Dennis Nielsen's 6% standing is his best of the election cycle so far and possibly an indication that some voters disappointed in the negative ads that have cropped up over the last few weeks are saying no to both Moore and Perdue.

Perdue's support among black voters has dropped to 39-34 after being in double digits for most of the campaign, and Moore has taken a 41-36 lead with white voters.

This should be quite a contest for the final five weeks.

Full results here

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