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

Posted September 19

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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