Elon Poll: McCrory Slight Lead Over Cooper

ELON, N.C. -- The North Carolina Governor's race is narrowing. According to the Elon University Poll, Republican Governor Pat McCroy has a slight lead over his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper. 

McCrory has a 2.7 percent lead among likely voters, which is a significant jump. An Elon Poll in April showed McCrory was down by 6 percent. 

Elon Poll also looked at House Bill 2. Most likely voters opposed the law (49.5 percent).  However, 39.5 percent supported it. Only 10.6 percent did not have an opinion.

Many people have wondered if HB2 is helping or hurting Governor McCrory's chance at getting re-elected.

According to the poll, 36.2 percent of N.C. voters said it makes them less likely to vote for him, but 26.9 percent indicated they were more likely to vote for him.

On another note, the U.S. Senate race is almost tied in the Tar Heel state. Democrat Deborah Ross is taking on Republican incumbent Richard Burr. According to the poll, Ross is leading by 1 point, 44.4 percent to 43.4 percent. 

In April, Burr had a 4 percent lead over Ross. 

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