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Pollster: McCrory leads, but Dalton likely to close the gap (video)

Recent polls by N.C. Citizens for Progress and Public Policy Polling show Republican Pat McCrory with a consistent six to seven point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton in the race to become North Carolina’s next governor. But PPP’s poll director Tom Jensen says the undecided voters will be the ones to watch heading into this fall.

Jensen says data shows that group of voters leaning more toward Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the presidential race, and that could help make the gubernatorial contest much more competitive than it appear in the July poll numbers.

He also believes the state budget, which earned the support of just 24% of those PPP surveyed, could influence who voters back as they learn more about what was and wasn’t funded.

Jensen joins us this weekend on News & Views to handicap the political races up and down the ballot and weigh-in on whether the millions spent on campaign ads really works.

For a preview of Tom Jensen’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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