The poll, however, shows McCrory’s lead to be in single digits. And he has less than 50 percent support of likely North Carolinians surveyed.
McCrory leads Purdue by 47 percent to 38 percent. Another 15 percent are either undecided or refused to answer.
Perdue defeated McCrory in 2008 by slightly more than 3 percentage points.
The poll of 600 likely North Carolina voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.