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With polls closed in North Carolina, we have the official first exit poll (from CNN) for the governor's race. Democrat Bev Perdue leads 53%-43% among women. Republican Pat McCrory leads 50%-46% among men. That would translate into a narrow win for Perdue. If, as some say, exit polls tend to have a slight Democratic lean, this one could go down to the wire.
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