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NC Gov. Pat McCrory's Re-Election Hopes Dwindle

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By    |   Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 01:38 PM

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who registered an 11-point victory in 2012, four years later has a tough task in hand when he faces North Carolina State Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Since June this year, the forecast for McCrory has dwindled, The Washington Post reports.

McCrory's term as governor of North Carolina has been marred with controversies with the latest being declaring a state of emergency as violent protests against the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott continued to rock Charlotte for a second night Wednesday.

A couple of months ago, HB2, popularly known as the "bathroom bill" grabbed the headlines for requiring that in public premises people use the restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. After the passage of the bill, sports institutions have pulled out of major events being hosted in North Carolina resulting in a revenue loss of $400 million.

Back in 2013, activists launched the "Moral Monday" movement where they demanded reversal of restrictive GOP laws on a range of social issues from voting to abortion.

McCrory and Cooper are almost at par, according to HuffPost Pollster. However, chances of McCrory's defending his seat are bleak.

Initially, forecasters predicted a deadlock as both contenders looked strong. But with passage of time, McCrory's chances dipped drastically. Despite the fact that McCrory trails Cooper by just 1 point in the poll averages, his Election Day prospects don't seem convincing to forecasters.

Though the 30 percent decline gives a boost to Cooper, the figures highlight the challenges McCrory encountered in a state which was governed by moderate Democrats like Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt in the past.

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