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Poll Shows Easley Most Recognized, Frontrunner Among Candidates for Governor

Posted February 28, 2000

— With Governor Jim Hunt leaving office, the race to replace him is wide open this year. However, an exclusive WRAL Mason-Dixon Poll shows it is setting up to be a two-person race.

Among registered Democratic voters, 54 percent would vote for Mike Easley if the election was held today. Dennis Wicker is a distant second.

On the Republican side, the poll shows Richard Vinroot has a comfortable advantage over Leo Daughtry.

If Easley and Vinroot squared off, Easley would win easily.

The telephone poll was conducted with 633 registered voters February 26 - 28, 2000.

The margin of error on the Democratic sample is plus or minus 5 percent and on the Republican sample it is plus or minus 6 percent.

Statewide Name Recognition: Republicans317 Likely Republican Primary VotersDo you recognize that name of the candidate? If yes, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of the candidate?

Statewide Name Recognition: Republicans317 Likely Republican Primary VotersIf you were voting today for the Republican nominee for Governor in 2000, which of the following would get your vote?

Statewide Name Recognition: Democrats412 Likely Democratic Primary VotersDo you recognize that name of the candidate? If yes, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of the candidate?

Statewide Name Recognition: Democrats412 Likely Democratic Primary VotersIf you were voting today for the Democratic nominee for Governor in 2000, which of the following would get your vote?

All Voters: If the 2000 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the choice were between Mike Easley, the Democrat, and Richard Vinroot, the Republican?

If the 2000 election for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the choice were between Mike Easley, the Democrat, and Leo Daughtry, the Republican?

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