A new survey by Public Policy Polling (D) shows former Congressman Bob Etheridge as the slight favorite to claim the Democratic party's nomination in the North Carolina gubernatorial race.
The poll shows Etheridge polling at 26 percent, followed by Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton at 19 percent. No other candidate eclipses the ten percent barrier.
Incumbent Democratic Governor Bev Perdue is eligible for re-election, but she announced in January that she will not seek a second term. The primary election will be held on May 8.