Under the Dome

Elon poll finds close match on McCrory and Cooper

A new survey by Elon University shows a continued projected close race for incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory.

McCrory had a 1 point advantage over Democrat Roy Cooper in the latest survey of voters who plan to cast ballots next year for North Carolina governor, according to the Elon poll.

McCrory is favored 43-42 over Cooper, the state’s attorney general. The poll said that 11 percent of registered voters don’t know whom to support.

According to the survey, McCrory commands stronger support among men (49 percent), whites (50 percent), and Independents (44 percent). Cooper pulls more support from women (47 percent) and African-Americans (68 percent).

The Elon University Poll’s live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey was of 1,258 residents – of which 1,075 said they were registered to vote. It was conducted Sept. 17 through Sept. 21, 2015.

The survey had a margin of error of 2.99 percentage points for all respondents, 4.31 percentage points among Republican and Republican-leaning voters, and 4.74 percentage points among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters.