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North Carolina: McCain vs. Obama

2008: Senate, Governor, NC-8 | 2006: NC-11 | 2004: President, Senate

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------49.449.7Obama +0.3
RCP Average10/28 - 11/3----48.448.0McCain +0.4
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3585 LV4.15049McCain +1
ARG10/31 - 11/3600 LV4.04849Obama +1
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.05049McCain +1
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2682 LV3.84948McCain +1
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04946McCain +3
Research 200010/28 - 10/30600 LV4.04547Obama +2
Politico/InAdv10/29 - 10/29641 LV3.74848Tie

All North Carolina: McCain vs. Obama Polling Data

RCP Poll Average
North Carolina: McCain vs. Obama
48.4McCain (R)+0.4
48.0Obama (D)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMoEMcCain (R)Obama (D)Spread
Final Results------49.449.7Obama +0.3
RCP Average10/28 - 11/3----48.448.0McCain +0.4
Reuters/Zogby10/31 - 11/3585 LV4.15049McCain +1
ARG10/31 - 11/3600 LV4.04849Obama +1
FOX News/Rasmussen11/2 - 11/21000 LV3.05049McCain +1
PPP (D)10/31 - 11/22100 LV2.14950Obama +1
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2682 LV3.84948McCain +1
Mason-Dixon10/29 - 10/30625 LV4.04946McCain +3
Research 200010/28 - 10/30600 LV4.04547Obama +2
Rasmussen10/29 - 10/291000 LV3.04850Obama +2
Politico/InAdv10/29 - 10/29641 LV3.74848Tie
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)10/27 - 10/29600 LV4.24647Obama +1
CNN/Time10/23 - 10/28667 LV4.04652Obama +6
National Journal/FD10/23 - 10/27402 RV4.94347Obama +4
FOX News/Rasmussen10/26 - 10/261000 LV3.04948McCain +1
PPP (D)10/25 - 10/261038 LV2.84849Obama +1
Reuters/Zogby10/23 - 10/26601 LV4.14650Obama +4
Associated Press/GfK10/22 - 10/26601 LV4.04648Obama +2
NBC/Mason-Dixon10/22 - 10/24800 LV3.04747Tie
Rasmussen10/23 - 10/23700 LV4.05048McCain +2
WSOC-TV10/20 - 10/21500 LV4.44648Obama +2
CNN/Time10/19 - 10/21644 LV4.04751Obama +4
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)10/18 - 10/20600 RV4.24548Obama +3
SurveyUSA10/18 - 10/20627 LV4.04747Tie
FOX News/Rasmussen10/19 - 10/191000 LV3.04851Obama +3
Politico/InAdv10/19 - 10/19698 LV3.64849Obama +1
PPP (D)10/18 - 10/191200 LV2.84451Obama +7
Winthrop/ETV9/28 - 10/19744 LV3.64445Obama +1
Research 200010/14 - 10/15600 LV4.04446Obama +2
InAdv/PollPosition10/13 - 10/13474 LV5.04648Obama +2
FOX News/Rasmussen10/12 - 10/121000 LV3.04848Tie
PPP (D)10/11 - 10/121196 LV2.84649Obama +3
Rasmussen10/8 - 10/8700 LV3.04849Obama +1
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)10/6 - 10/8600 LV--4348Obama +5
WSOC-TV10/6 - 10/7500 LV4.54846McCain +2
SurveyUSA10/5 - 10/6617 LV4.04946McCain +3
CNN/Time10/3 - 10/6666 LV4.04949Tie
PPP (D)10/4 - 10/51202 LV2.84450Obama +6
Rasmussen9/30 - 9/30700 LV4.04750Obama +3
ARG9/27 - 9/29600 LV4.04946McCain +3
PPP (D)9/27 - 9/281041 LV3.04547Obama +2
Rasmussen9/23 - 9/23500 LV4.54749Obama +2
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)9/17 - 9/20600 LV--4545Tie
PPP (D)9/17 - 9/191060 LV3.04646Tie
Rasmussen9/18 - 9/18500 LV4.55047McCain +3
CNN/Time9/13 - 9/14910 RV3.54847McCain +1
Research 20009/8 - 9/10600 LV4.05538McCain +17
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)9/6 - 9/10600 LV--4744McCain +3
PPP (D)9/9 - 9/9626 LV3.94844McCain +4
SurveyUSA9/6 - 9/8671 LV--5838McCain +20
PPP (D)8/20 - 8/23904 LV--4542McCain +3
InsiderAdvantage8/19 - 8/19614 LV--4543McCain +2
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)*8/14 - 8/17600 RV4.24640McCain +6
Rasmussen8/13 - 8/13700 LV4.05044McCain +6
SurveyUSA8/9 - 8/11655 LV3.94945McCain +4
Research 20007/28 - 7/30600 LV4.04743McCain +4
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)7/14 - 7/16800 RV--4340McCain +3
Rasmussen7/15 - 7/15500 LV--4845McCain +3
SurveyUSA7/12 - 7/14676 LV--5045McCain +5
PPP (D)*6/26 - 6/291048 LV--4541McCain +4
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)6/11 - 6/13600 RV--4541McCain +4
Rasmussen6/10 - 6/10500 LV4.04543McCain +2
PPP (D)*5/28 - 5/29543 LV--4340McCain +3
SurveyUSA5/17 - 5/19713 LV--5143McCain +8
Civitas/TelOpinion (R)5/14 - 5/17700 V--4439McCain +5
PPP (D)5/8 - 5/9616 LV--4942McCain +7
Rasmussen5/8 - 5/8500 LV--4845McCain +3
Research 20004/28 - 4/30600 LV--5041McCain +9
Rasmussen4/10 - 4/10500 LV--4747Tie
Civitas/TelOpn (R)*4/9 - 4/10800 LV--4839McCain +9
Rasmussen3/20 - 3/20500 LV--5142McCain +9
SurveyUSA2/26 - 2/28630 RV--4745McCain +2
Public Policy Polling (D)6/19 - 6/19545 LV--4544McCain +1

All Commentary & News Stories

- Veep Choice Must Be Test-Marketed - Quin Hillyer, American Spectator

- Running-Mate Math: Dems Need Strickland - George Will, Washington Post

- The Dems' Surrogate Circus - John Mercurio, National Journal

- Why is Obama's Pastor in the News? - Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

- Can McCain Paint Blue States Red? - Jonathan Martin, The Politico

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Michelle Obama: Alienated in the U.S.A. - Evan Thomas, Newsweek

- The Dems' Iraq Paralysis - Abe Greenwald, Contentions

- Talent, Not Race, Explains Obama's Success - Joe Klein, Time

- Obama's Pastor Problem - Brian Ross, Good Morning America

- The Party Won't Overrule Obama Delegate Win - Peter Brown, Politico

- Why the Democrats Won't Fracture - Mort Kondracke, Roll Call

- Spitzer and the Law Are At Fault - The Economist

- It's the War Economy, Stupid! - The Nation

- Obama's Minister of Hate - New York Post

- Wright and Ferraro Are Just Distractions - Chicago Tribune

- NRCC Audits Forged, Nearly $1M Missing - Reid Wilson, RealClearPolitics

- Obama's Iraq Inconsistencies - Michael Gerson, Washington Post

- Do Voters Want a More Isolationist Foreign Policy? - Andrew Kohut, NYT

- What Will Happen With Florida? - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Discount Clinton's Strength in Ohio - John Fortier, The Politico

- Obama and the Minister - Ronald Kessler, Wall Street Journal

- Hillary's New Conservative Friends - Steve Kornacki, New York Observer

- Monsters & Racists & Sexists, Oh My! - Kathleen Parker, RealClearPolitics

- Adventures In Identity Politics - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

- Is Clinton Making Obama Unelectable? - Jonathan Chait, The New Republic

- The Risks and Rewards of Obama - Ronald Brownstein, National Journal

- What Will Obama Cost the Nation? - Ross Kaminsky, Human Events

- Someone's Going to Feel Cheated - Gloria Borger, US News & World Report

- Dems Can't Stay Silent on Iraq - Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- The SNL Effect - Howard Kurtz, Washington Post

- The Democrats' Veep Calculus - Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Should Pick Jindal - James Lucier, American Spectator

- Addressing the Wright Problem - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- McCain on His Record, Tax Cuts & Immigration - Hannity & Colmes

- Democrats Need to Stop This Silliness - James Carville, Financial Times

- Playing by Obama's Rules - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

- Sorry, Hillary: You've Crossed the Line - Charles Pluckhahn, Seattle Times

- The Pastor Questions Aren't Going Away - Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

- Is Obama's Explanation Good Enough? - Noam Scheiber, New Republic

- On My Faith and My Church - Senator Barack Obama, Huffington Post

- How McCain Turned It Around - Chris Jones, Esquire

- Obama: I Trusted Rezko - David Jackson, Chicago Tribune

- The Keys to Pennsylvania - Terry Madonna & Michael Young, RCP

- Infighting Risks Dems' Key Voters - David Shribman, Pitt Post-Gazette

- For Progressives, A Sea-Change Election? - Robert Borosage, The Nation

- The Conservative Case for McCain - Gov. Mark Sanford, Wall Street Journal

- Why McCain Might Win - Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

- This is Why Hillary is Staying in the Race - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- The Pastor Story Behind the Story - Mike Allen, The Politico

- Controversial Minister Leaves Obama Campaign - Alex Johnson, MSNBC

- Democrats Might Not Need Florida - Adam Smith, St. Petersburg Times

- Obama Opens Up on Rezko - John Kass, Chicago Tribune

- Like Patton, McCain Wants to Win - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

- The Deep Blue Divide - Julia Baird, Newsweek

- Dems Enter WWI Phase - Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen, The Politico

- McCain's Free Ride Will Cost Dems in Fall - Drew Westen, The New Republic

- Time to Buy Hillary Clinton - John McIntyre, RealClearPolitics

- Don't Bet Against a Clinton/Obama Ticket - Clive Crook, Financial Times

- Dems Risk Losing a Generation With Clinton - Ron Dzwonkowski, Detroit FP

- Generation Obama? Perhaps Not. - William Kristol, New York Times

- Has The Media Been Fair to Obama's Church? - Lisa Miller, Newsweek

- Pastor Calls Into Question Obama's Judgment - Peter Wehner, Nat'l Review

- The Dangers of Pitting Race Against Gender - Gary Younge, The Guardian

- White Male Vote Will Be Critical for Dems - Dan Balz, Washington Post

- The Growing Democratic Racial Divide - Robert Novak, Chicago Sun-Times

- The Fiscal Nightmare of 2009 - Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic

- Obama: How Does He Respond? - Mark Murray, NBC News

- White Suspicion, Black 'Luck' - Gregory Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

- The Iraq Question McCain Must Answer - Peter Feaver, Weekly Standard

- Church Accuses Media of 'Crucifixion' - L. Lerer & M. Allen, The Politico

- Pastor's Remarks Spark Debate - Thomas Edsall, Huffington Post

- Obama's Campaign Has Been Fatally Damaged - Paul Burka, Texas Monthly

- Ready to End the War in Iraq - Senator Hillary Clinton, GW University

- Obama, Kristol & Newsmax - Michael Crowley, The New Republic

- Dems Need to Resolve Race Sooner Rather Than Later - Mike Cohen, WSJ

- What Do the Democrats Do Now? - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions

- Attacks on Obama, Wright are Ludicrous - Charles Coulter, Kansas City Star

- Beyond the Noise on Free Trade - Gregory Mankiw, New York Times

- Economic Chaos, Political Consequences - Nicholas von Hoffman, Nation

- Obama Walks Arrogance Line - Ron Fournier, Associated Press

- Pelosi's Not-So-Secret Support for Obama - Steve Kornacki, NY Observer

- Comparing Falwell and Wright is Silly - Ross Douthat, The Atlantic

- The Clinton Civil War - Markos Moulitsas, DailyKos

- The Problem with Obama's Explanation - Michael Medved, Townhall

- Obama in Cross Hairs for Pastor Remarks - Tapper & Rucci, ABC News

- The Wright Question - Washington Post

- How Much Danger Are Democrats In? - John Dickerson, Slate

- Clinton's Hopes for Florida Fade - Mark Halperin, Time

- Obama's Rationale for Bid in Jeopardy Over Wright - Tom Bevan, RCP

- Why Obama Can't Escape His Preacher - James Kirchick, The Politico

- Obama Right For Keeping the Faith - Rick Daugherty, PA Morning Call

- The Obama Bargain - Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal

- On Wright, What Took Obama So Long? - Richard Cohen, Washington Post

- Eloquent Speech Masks the Real Issue - John Podhoretz, Contentions

- Speech Fine , Not Gen. Election - Tom Maguire, JustOneMinute

- Obama is Asking Voters to Excuse Jeremiah Wright - Stanley Kurtz, NRO

- An Honest, Honorable Candidate - Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

- Obama's Speech Was Brilliant, But... - Michael Crowley, The New Republic