Democratic gubernatorial race tightens in final campaign hours
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RALEIGH -- Democrats in the governor's race are making the final push for the primary.
Many candidates spent the day making calls and ramping up their campaigns as voters get ready to cast their ballot in Tuesday's primary.
Just hours remain before Tuesday's primary and campaign volunteers are busy making calls. They're getting the word out to head to the polls and vote in Tuesday's primary.
"The momentum is on our side now if you believe the polls coming out now. We're moving up our opponents are moving down that's where you want to be on the eve of an election," said Bob Etheridge.
Bob Etheridge said these final moments are crucial and making personal contact with potential constituents is key.
"A lot of folks still want to be touched," added Etheridge.
Meanwhile, Public Policy Polling released its research showing the race for the Democratic ticket has tightened.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is ahead by five points with 34 percent of the vote. Etheridge sits at 29 percent.
This is a small dip for Dalton. His numbers dropped five points from the week before.
"The most significant thing was the early voting showed us with a significant lead. Something like 42 or 43 percent to 27 percent. What has been historically seen is undecided votes will generally fall the way early voting falls," said Dalton.
Like Etheridge, Dalton saisd getting out in the community is key.
"We've been shaking a lot of hands too. I've stopped at a lot of fast food restaurants, just going through, greeting people and talking to them. That's what campaigning is all about," said Dalton.
However, as the clock continues to tick and candidates make their final push, 24 percent of voters remain unsure who they should vote for. Their decision on Tuesday could sway the outcome of the race.
Bill Faison, Gary Dunn, and Gardenia Henley are all at four percent and Bruce Blackmon rounds out the field at two percent.