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Competitive Race in N.C. as Dems Open Convention

Competitive Race in N.C. as Dems Open Convention

By Kyle Adams - September 3, 2012


Two polls released Monday show a competitive race in North Carolina on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, which opens in Charlotte on Tuesday.

An Elon University/Charlotte Observer poll finds Republican Mitt Romney leading President Obama by four points, 47 percent to 43 percent, while a Public Policy Polling (D) poll has the race tied at 48 percent.

Obama defeated Sen. John McCain in the Tar Heel State by just over 14,000 votes in 2008 to become the first Democrat to win there since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Romney currently leads the president by 1.2 percentage points in the RCP Average.

The Elon University/Charlotte Observer poll was conducted Aug. 25-30 among 1,089 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. The PPP poll was conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 2 among 1,012 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

Kyle Adams can be reached at kadams@realclearpolitics.com.

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