Local Politics

Poll Confirms Obama's Lead in N.C.

Posted April 7, 2008 12:36 p.m. EDT

— Results released by Public Policy Polling Monday confirm Sen. Barack Obama's lead in North Carolina's Democratic presidential primary.

In a survey of 928 likely Democratic primary voters conducted April 5 and 6, 54 percent were planning to vote for Obama, 33 percent for Sen. Hillary Clinton, and 13 percent remained undecided.

“Even with both candidates now running TV ads in the state, Obama is maintaining his lead in that solid 20 point range, Public Policy Polling President Dean Debnam said. Public Policy Polling is known for representing many Democratic clients.

In the race for governor, Public Policy Polling found Lt. Governor Bev Perdue holding a solid lead. She got 41 percent to Richard Moore's 33 percent. Almost a quarter of likely voters were undecided in that race.

In the latest WRAL News poll, 56 percent of likely Democratic voters said they would give Obama their support in the Democratic primary. Thirty-three percent chose Clinton, and 11 percent were unsure.