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Mason-Dixon Poll Shows N.C. Governors Race Heating Up

Posted April 26, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A newMason-Dixon Pollconducted for WRAL-TV shows the Democratic and Republican race for governor is tightening on both sides.

DemocratMike Easley'slead overDennis Wickernarrowed from 21 percent in February to just 9 percent in April; 27 percent of voters are still undecided.

RepublicansRichard VinrootandLeo Daughtryare neck in neck. Chuck Neely is a distant third with 24 percent of voters still undecided.

The telephone poll was conducted with 633 registered voters April 24 -26, 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: Democrats407 Likely Democratic Primary VotersIf you were voting today for the Democratic nominee for Governor in 2000, which of the following would get your vote?

Statewide Name Recognition: Republicans311 Likely Republican Primary VotersIf you were voting today for the Republican nominee for Governor in 2000, which of the following would get your vote?