According to a new poll from the right-leaning group, the former mayor of Charlotte maintains a 10-percentage point lead over the Democratic standard-bearer, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton.
McCrory now holds a 48-38 advantage over Dalton.
A poll taken by Raleigh based - and left-leaning - polling group Public Policy Polling following the primary earlier this month showed McCrory leading Dalton 46-40 percent. McCrory led Dalton with a 50-35 percentage in the first poll conducted by the group in late January.
Civitas pointed out that both candidates had about the same amount of voters, 20 to 21 percent, viewing them unfavorably.
The group surveyed 600 registered 2012 general election voters in North Carolina on May 19 and 20.