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Civitas poll shows McCrory lead

Gov. Pat McCrory leads Attorney General Roy Cooper in a new Civitas Poll on the governor’s race.

The conservative Civitas Institute asked respondents who they would vote for if the election was held today.

Forty-three percent said they would vote for McCrory and 38 percent for Cooper; 17 percent were undecided or leaning toward one of the candidates.

Previous polls have suggested that Cooper is not as well-known across the state as the incumbent governor.

The poll was taken of 600 registered voters, 30 percent on cell phones, between June 23 and 25, and has a margin of error of 4 percent.

The survey also noted that former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s announcement last week that she would not seek U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s seat came amid poor polling numbers: Burr led Hagan 46 to 38 percent, at about the same time the news media reported Hagan’s decision not to run.