2020 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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2020 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Governor

Roy Cooper
Democratic



The 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial election will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of North Carolina, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to the United States Senate and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Democratic Governor Roy Cooper is eligible to run for re-election to a second term in office, but has not yet announced whether he will do so.[1]

Under a 2018 state law, party primary elections will be held on March 3, 2020.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Potential[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Formed exploratory committee[edit]

Potential[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Dan Forest
U.S. Representatives

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[10] Likely D November 30, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[11] Lean D December 6, 2018

Polling[edit]

with Phil Berger
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Roy
Cooper (D)
Phil
Berger (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling Jan 4–7, 2019 750 ± 3.6% 48% 34% 18%
with Dan Forest
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Roy
Cooper (D)
Dan
Forest (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling Jan 4–7, 2019 750 ± 3.6% 47% 35% 18%
with Pat McCrory
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Roy
Cooper (D)
Pat
McCrory (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling Jan 4–7, 2019 750 ± 3.6% 45% 41% 14%
with Tim Moore
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Roy
Cooper (D)
Tim
Moore (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling Jan 4–7, 2019 750 ± 3.6% 46% 32% 22%
with Thom Tillis
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Roy
Cooper (D)
Thom
Tillis (R)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling Jan 4–7, 2019 750 ± 3.6% 46% 37% 17%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Campbell, Colin (December 5, 2016). "Pat McCrory concedes; Roy Cooper next NC governor". The News & Observer. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ North Carolina General Assembly
  3. ^ a b Murphy, Brian (October 4, 2017). "Forest isn't officially running yet, but he's earned a big endorsement for governor". The News & Observer. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Dan Forest Twitter account
  5. ^ Gary D. Robertson (January 28, 2019). "Lt. Gov. Forest takes next step in 2020 bid for governor". Associated Press. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Robertson, Gary (September 21, 2017). "Ex-Gov. McCrory on the air, isn't closing door to 2020 run". Associated Press. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Morrill, Jim (January 2, 2019). "Pat McCrory rules out 9th District run – but he's considering two other campaigns". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e Dan Forest. "#ncpol". Twitter.
  9. ^ Murphy, Brian (October 4, 2017). "Forest isn't officially running yet, but he's earned a big endorsement for governor". The News & Observer.
  10. ^ "2020 Governor Race ratings". The Cook Political Report.
  11. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2020 Governor". crystalball.centerforpolitics.org.

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