New poll gives Cooper large lead over McCrory in governor race

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Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory

A new Monmouth University poll gives Democratic gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Roy Cooper a nine-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

The poll said Cooper is polling at 52 percent, while McCrory is at 43 percent. Another 3 percent say they will vote for Libertarian candidate Leon Cecil and another 3 percent are undecided.

The poll also showed a tight U.S. Senate race between GOP incumbent Richard Burr and former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross. Burr holds a 45 percent to 43 percent lead.

The poll surveyed 401 likely voters with a margin of error of 4.9 percent.’s average gives Cooper a 3 point advantage over McCrory.

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