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RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > North Carolina > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline February 29, 2012 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 06, 2012 - 08:00am
Polls Close November 06, 2012 - 09:00pm
Term Start January 05, 2013 - 12:00pm
Term End January 07, 2017 - 12:00pm
Turnout 68.27% Registered 55.51% Total Population
ContributorJ.R.
Last ModifiedCrimson December 13, 2012 11:23am
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/2008
NameBeverly Perdue Votes2,146,189 (50.27%)
Term01/03/2009 - 01/03/2013 Margin145,021 (+3.40%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 08, 2012 NC Governor - R Primary Pat McCrory
May 08, 2012 NC Governor - D Primary Walter Dalton
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
04/11/2009 11/06/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Pat McCrory 16 22 12 --
Walter Dalton 1 2 ----
Leaning Call: Pat McCrory (95.05%)
Weighted Call: Pat McCrory (98.84%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
07/14/2009 11/04/2012

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Mayor Pat McCrory Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton Barbara Howe (W) Write-In (W) Donald Kreamer  
PartyRepublican Democratic Libertarian Nonpartisan Independent  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes2,440,707 (54.62%) 1,931,580 (43.23%) 94,652 (2.12%) 1,297 (0.03%) 59 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -509,127 (-11.39%) -2,346,055 (-52.50%) -2,439,410 (-54.59%) -2,440,648 (-54.62%)  
Predict Avg.49.90% 44.10% 5.25% 0.00% 0.20%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (48 from 11 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg49.81%-- 38.05%-- 3.31%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--  
Public Policy Polling (D) 
11/03/12-11/04/12
50.00% -- 43.00% 4.0 4.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
10/29/12-10/31/12
50.00% -- 39.00% 2.0 4.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Survey USA 
10/26/12-10/29/12
53.00% 2.0 36.00% 3.0 5.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
10/23/12-10/25/12
50.00% 3.0 37.00% -- 5.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
10/25/12-10/25/12
54.00% 1.0 35.00% 7.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Rasmussen Reports 
10/17/12-10/17/12
53.00% 1.0 42.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
D James W. Crawford, Jr. [L]
D Dewey L. Hill [L]
R Maryland Republican
LBT Smart
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
LBT Silver Dime
LBT Jed Ziggler
 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
09/28/2012 vs Walter Dalton TVAd Attack eng Get The Job Done  00:00:32 RP 
09/27/2012 vs Pat McCrory TVAd Attack eng How Much?   00:00:32 RP 
09/25/2012 Walter Dalton vs Pat McCrory TVAd Contrast eng Hole  00:00:31 RP 
09/21/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Endorsement eng Law  00:00:31 Dr. King Schultz 
09/21/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Endorsement eng Ruth  00:00:31 RP 
09/18/2012 vs Walter Dalton TVAd Attack eng Year After Year   00:00:18 RP 
09/12/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Issue eng Feet  00:00:30 RP 
09/11/2012 Walter Dalton TVAd Mixed eng Talk  00:00:32 RP 
08/30/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Mixed eng Math  00:00:30 RP 
08/15/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Biography eng Pat  00:00:31 RP 
08/07/2012 Pat McCrory TVAd Mixed eng Fix  00:01:01 RP 

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 07, 2012 09:00pm Poll Libertarian Candidate for Governor Polls at 7 Percent  Article Silver Dime 

DISCUSSION
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Previous Messages]
 
Un:1317Patrick ( 3338.9863 points)
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Mon, August 27, 2012 09:51:52 PM UTC0:00
Something I've been thinking about:
Which candidate will get a higher percentage of the vote in NC?
Barack Obama 9 (90%)
Walter Dalton 1 (10%)
10 Votes Cast
View User Votes
Polls Close September 03, 2012 12:00am

 
Un:1317Patrick ( 3338.9863 points)
Tue, August 28, 2012 04:15:49 AM UTC0:00
Surprised by the landslide. It's harder for me to picture a McCrory/Obama voter than a Dalton/Romney voter. But McCrory and Dalton's campaigns have been better and worse respectively than the national ones so far. There are good arguments for both, I think.

 
D:2109Andy ( 4160.6357 points)
Tue, August 28, 2012 11:43:40 PM UTC0:00
I went with Obama because the polls in the Presidential race have shown him with a slim-yet-somewhat-possible chance at winning North Carolina in 2012, whereas nothing's shown up to suggest that Dalton has that same probability of pulling out a win.

 
Un:1317Patrick ( 3338.9863 points)
Sun, October 14, 2012 03:47:31 AM UTC0:00
Has anyone ever studied the correlation between top of the ballot and down ballot races in states that offer straight party voting? I ask because North Carolina has it (doesn't include the Presidential race, oddly) and McCrory is destroying Dalton. June Atkinson is the only opposed DEM who I'm confident of winning statewide here, with the reasoning that most people aren't going to care enough about who should be the Commissioner of Agriculture to vote on each downballot race separately from the Gubernatorial race. Thoughts?

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Mon, October 15, 2012 03:03:46 AM UTC0:00
I'm 99% certain the only reason Bev Perdue won in 2008 was straight ticket voting. In NC, you vote on the touch screens with "President" as the first option then straight party voting right beside it.

McCrory even lost Mecklenburg County in 2008 (where he is pretty much well liked) because of the Obama turnout and thus the straight party voting. However, I think Dalton is a much weaker candidate than Perdue and can overcome that deficit.

The good thing about NC Election Results is they post the straight ticket voting, in which Democrats routinely beat Republicans.

 
D:1656The Sunset Provision ( 1384.6633 points)
Mon, October 15, 2012 03:07:59 AM UTC0:00
Well, when NC Republicans take the Governor's mansion in addition to holding the statehouse, they will eliminate straight-ticket voting, impose voter id laws, restrict early voting, eliminate continuing contracts for teachers, etc. Going to be a bad time to be a NC Democrat.