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New poll shows Obama-Romney still tight race in NC

A new poll shows President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are separated by 3 points in NC A new poll shows President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are separated by 3 points in NC

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A new poll shows the Presidential race in North Carolina continuing to be a toss-up less than three months before the general election.

Public Policy Polling's latest poll shows President Barack Obama stretching his lead in the state by two points over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The President is now favored by a 49%-46% margin in North Carolina, with 5% remaining undecided. The previous poll done in July had Obama ahead 47%-46%, with 7% undecided.

"North Carolina continues to be one of the closest states in the country," Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling said in a news release. "Month after month we find Barack Obama and Mitt Romney polling within 3 points of each other."

PPP also polled potential running mates for Romney, to see how they could impact the race. The results found if North Carolina Senator Richard Burr was on the ticket as Vice President, the President's lead closed to 49%-46%. The only other candidate mentioned that had an impact was former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. A Romney-Rice ticket polled even with the Obama-Biden ticket at 47%-47%.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 813 likely voters from August 2nd– 5th. Click here to see the entire survey.


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