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Easley Holds Slight Lead Over Vinroot in Poll

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RALEIGH — Democrat Mike Easley is maintaining his early lead over Republican Richard Vinroot in the North Carolina governor's race. However there are enough undecided voters to sway the outcome.

According to a Mason-Dixon Poll conducted for WRAL-TV, 46 percent of likely general election voters currently support Easley, while 35 percent back Vinroot; 19 percent remain undecided. Easley held a similar lead in February.

The poll also shows Easley is very strong in the eastern part of the state, with his advantage weakening towards the western part of the state. However, Easley does have the edge in Charlotte -- Vinroot's hometown.



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