RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – President Barack Obama has lost his lead in North Carolina, according to a new poll done by Public Policy Polling. In a new poll of 810 voters done between June 10-13, Mitt Romney surged ahead of the President by a 48-46 margin. It is the first time PPP has found Romney ahead in its monthly polls in North Carolina since October, when he led 46-45.
In a release, PPP says Romney's standing has improved seven points in North Carolina since April, when President Obama held a 5-point lead at 49-44. According to PPP, voters in North Carolina have warmed up to Romney since he clinched the Republican nomination May 29.
The new poll shows 41% of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney, to 46% with a negative one. The results represent a 24 point improvement on the margin from April, when Romney was at a -29 spread (29/58). President Obama still holds down the youth vote (ages 18-29) convincingly, 54-38. But that's the only age group he wins against Romney.
"North Carolina remains one of the most closely contested swing states in the country,"Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling said in the release. "But there has been a modest shift toward Mitt Romney since he wrapped up the Republican nomination."
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:45:32 GMT
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) – Rep. Chris Millis (R-Pender County) is the only local Republican member of the NC House not to endorse House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenberg) in his bid for U.S. Senate. TillisMore >>
Rep. Chris Millis of Pender County is the only member of the local GOP delegation in the state House not to endorse Rep. Thom Tillis in his campaign for U.S. Senate. Click on the story to see why Millis is not endorsing Tillis or any other candidate in the GOP field.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:10 AM EST2014-03-07 13:10:59 GMT
SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP/WECT) - State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said NesbittMore >>
Just days after stepping down as the Senate Minority Leader in the General Assembly, state Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) passed away from stomach cancer.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:03 AM EST2014-03-05 13:03:49 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina state Sen. Martin Nesbitt has stepped down as the Senate's minority leader because of a recent medical diagnosis. Sen. Dan Blue is taking his place. The Senate DemocraticMore >>
State Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D-Buncombe) has stepped down from his position of Minority Leader because of a health issue. Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake) will be filling the role.More >>
Sunday, March 2 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-03-02 15:02:31 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A flurry of final-day filings on Friday added candidates to races for seats in Washington DC, Raleigh and southeastern North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioner JonathanMore >>
Several last-minute filings set up primary challenges for candidates seeking office in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Nearly all Sheriffs in southeastern North Carolina will also have primary challenges in 2014.More >>
Friday, February 28 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-02-28 05:00:12 GMT
FLORENCE, SC (WECT) – Will Breazeale, the 2008 Republican nominee for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat, has decided not to run for the same office in 2014. In a news release sent out lateMore >>
Will Breazeale, who won the GOP nomination in the 7th Congressional District in 2008, has decided not to make another run for the office in 2014.More >>
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