Poll: North Carolina too close to call in President's race

Published: Nov. 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM EST
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RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - The latest poll on the race for President of the United States shows it is too close to call for North Carolina.

Public Policy Polling has it tied at 49% each for incumbent Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Breaking it down to the specific respondents, Romney got support from 457 people in the poll, compared to 455 for Obama.

The last three PPP polls have shown a tie in North Carolina. It appears Obama has a lead in the early voting period at 54-45, but Romney has an advantage with Tuesday voters at 57-41. Romney also leads with independent voters at 55-40.

Obama's advantages come with women (54-46), African Americans (87-12) and young voters (55-42). Romney is up with men (54-44), whites (62-37) and seniors (58-41).

PPP also found Republican Pat McCrory continues to lead Democrat Walter Dalton in the governor's race, 50-43. Outgoing Governor Bev Perdue has an approval rating of 31%.

The race for Lieutenant Governor is close with Republican Dan Forest getting 45% support to 44% support for Linda Coleman.

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