RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Left-leaning Public Policy Polling released its final poll before North Carolina's primary election Monday and said an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as only between a man and a woman has strong support.
PPP predicted the amendment would pass by 16 percentage points.
"The final yes percentage will likely be somewhere in the 57-59% range depending on how the undecideds break," PPP offered in a news release.
PPP said its research shows the race for the Democratic nomination for governor has tightened a bit.
A week ago, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton had a 10-point lead. Now, PPP said his lead is down to five with him at 34 percent to 29 percent for Bob Etheridge. Bill Faison, Gary Dunn, and Gardenia Henley are all at 4 percent, and Bruce Blackmon rounds out the field at 2 percent.
On the Republican side, Pat McCrory continues to be the presumptive nominee. PPP said the only suspense it foresees on election night is if he can hit 90 percent over his challengers.
Polling showed him at 70 percent before the election with his closest challenger at 4 percent - 20 percent remain undecided.