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Poll: McCrory, Cooper statistically even

A new Public Policy Polling survey places Attorney General Roy Cooper slightly ahead of Gov. Pat McCrory, though the difference is within the margin of error.

The survey of 957 voters asked: “If the candidates for Governor in 2016 were Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper, who would you vote for?”

Cooper was picked by 42 percent of respondents while 39 percent chose McCrory. The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 3.2 percent, meaning the race is statistically even, according to the poll.

PPP, a left-leaning Raleigh firm, said McCrory’s approval ratings have been dragged down by Republican voters who are showing less approval for the governor.

The survey said that 15% of voters approve of the job the General Assembly is doing, with 60% disapproving.

The state Republican Party called the survey “Democrat propaganda that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.”