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ELON POLL: Ross is up a little, HB2's down a lot, McCrory's up a bit

Posted 2:48 p.m. Monday
Updated 2:51 p.m. Monday

The latest Elon University Poll gives folks across the political spectrum opportunities to find something to cheer about. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who often has been on the down-side of his close race against Democrat Roy Cooper, is up by three percentage points -- though still within the poll's margin of error. Democrat Deborah Ross is up by a percentage point over Republican incumbent Richard Burr in the U.S. Senate race -- again still within the margin of error.

And HB2 remains widely unpopular, with half of the state's likely voters (including 31% of Republicans) saying they oppose it and 60 percent saying it has made North Carolina's reputation worse. While 56 percent of those with a "strong" Southern accent favor HB2, 53 percent of those with a "slight" Southern accent oppose it.  Sixty-one percent of those "without" a Southern accent oppose HB2.

Click here to see full poll results.


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