::Poll: Richard Moore Trails Beverly Perdue
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff & Wire Reports
Thursday June 7, 2007
RALEIGH - In a recent poll that tracked Republican and Democratic presidential candidates as well as state races for upcoming primaries in North Carolina, Treasury Secretary Richard Moore is trailing Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue.
The poll of Democratic voters by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh revealed that if the vote were held today, 34% of them would vote for Perdue, 30% of them would vote for Moore, and 35% were still undecided.
The race for Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic side revealed even more undecided votes, with Dan Besse getting 9%, Walter Dalton getting 9%, Hampton Dellinger receiving 8%, and Pat Smathers receiving 8%. However, around 66% of the Democratic voters said they were still undecided in that race.
Democratic Presidential Primary
In the presidential race, the poll also asked Democratic voters in North Carolina to tell who they would vote for if the primary were held today in.
Not surprisingly, the voters gave former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina the lead with 30%, while Senator Hillary Clinton came in second with 26% and Senator Barack Obama came in third with 22%.
Other candidates received a total of 11% of the voter's preferences while 11% were undecided.
In the polls, Public Policy Polling surveyed 593 likely Democratic primary voters on June 4 with a margin of error of ±3.9% but other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional
error that is more difficult to quantify.
According to the polls, Democratic primary voters were also asked to identify issues that were important to them.
The most important issues as answered by the percentage of voters were:
War in Iraq ............ 58%
Education .............. 7%
Economy and jobs...13%
Public Policy Polling releases the results of many of its polls on public policy issues and it also conducts private polls for clients and candidates in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
EDITOR'S NOTE: For results from the Republican voters, click here to read that story. ::