Poll: Romney holds advantage in North Carolina
October 1st, 2012
02:25 PM ET
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Poll: Romney holds advantage in North Carolina

(CNN) - A new poll released Monday in the battleground state of North Carolina shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney with a four point advantage over President Barack Obama.

The American Research Group survey taken over the weekend indicates Romney with 50% to Obama's 46% among likely voters' choice for president. Romney's advantage is within the poll's sampling error.

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Another recent poll in the state conducted by NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist released last week shows Obama with a slight advantage over Romney 48%-46%, also within the poll's sampling error.

In 2008, Obama narrowly won the swing state becoming the first Democrat to win North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976.

This election season, President Obama has visited the state seven times since June 2011, not including his party's convention in Charlotte in early September.

Romney has visited the state four times for public events and three for private events since announcing his candidacy last June.

North Carolina has 15 electoral votes and is one of nine states CNN considers a "toss up" on its Electoral Map.

The American Research Group survey was taken by telephone from September 28-30 among 600 likely voters. The poll's sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.

CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • North Carolina
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. LolDems

    It's pretty simiple. BO wins, America loses, especially the poor, middle class, unemployed, future generations, Israel. Who wouldn't want more tepid, stagnant growth while being brainwashed it's the new normal.

    Romney wins, America has a fighting chance to recover economically along with the poor, middle class, unemployed, future generations, Israel. Who wouldn't want to unleash the ingenuity of the diversified American people, natural resources, capital, and work ethic to prosper everyone?

    October 1, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. quinLee

    I believe there are large swaths of my home state that are stuck in a time warp. However, there are two other major factors that I'm not sure is captured by this poll.1- the highly educated population in areas like RTP, Charlotte, Wilmington, and other college towns. 2- the power of the (legal) Latino vote. Not sure this landline poll accurately accounts for these two groups.

    October 1, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Tish NC

    I live in NC and it,s going to be Blue! All u see on the road are Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers! We can,t wait to vote here!

    October 1, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. SaintM

    LolDems: (shoud be LOLRepubs)

    New Hampshire is not Romney territory, it was a tie, but is now leaning democratic. Should be a win for Obama.
    Your candidate is an arrogant, plutocratic stooge. Not presidential material at all. Just ask the foreign leaders he has spoken to recently, my money says they would rather work with Obama than Romney–even they know how stupid he is when it comes to foreign policy.

    October 1, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Jesse from KC

    Obama is going to win, deal with it. Barring some MAJOR change in the race...

    I don't think he's going to fix everything, but he's not going to do what Romney would do, which is, in my mind, destroy America's social programs, and turn us into something Ayn Rand would call Utopian.

    October 1, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    truth hurts

    Woman In California – IF they do go for Willard, I will never visit or call NC my hometown again.
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    And I'm sure they thank you! You and your ilk are doing such a fine job of wrecking California I'm sure they would prefer you stay there.

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    Says the barefoot, ignorant, toothless hillibilly.

    October 1, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth...

    @LolDems – It's pretty simiple. BO wins, America loses, especially the poor, middle class, unemployed, future generations, Israel. Who wouldn't want more tepid, stagnant growth while being brainwashed it's the new normal.
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    Who's being brainwashed? Did u read ur own post? Yup.. being brainwashed is definitely the new normal for righties.

    October 1, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. TJeff1776

    North Carolina you say. Where is that ?????? Oh yes, the State that elected Newt Gingrich.

    October 1, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. Lenny Pincus

    So would any of the patriots here actually bet on Romney winning? I doubt it.

    October 1, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. ghostriter

    Sam, I think your issue is paranoia. You do believe far more conspiracy theories than most conservatives. And that is saying alot.

    For instance, you do know McCain liked Acorn and supported them at one point......right? What? Didn't get that e-mail? I guess it wasn't in the republican talking points that year. Oh well.......

    October 1, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  11. MasterWooten

    Obama is destroying America. You're drowning in debt and soon to be a ward of the Chinese.

    Socially, the 47% under Obama's encouragement will soon become siomething just short of 70%. G'luck for the 30something percent of you "makers."

    Time to go back to the GOP America, the 1920s, 19502, 1980s hell even the 2000s were the "prosperity eras" for America and Republicans ruled then. You know this is true.

    October 1, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. pollster

    My POLL says ALL your POLLS are wrong.

    October 1, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  13. ug

    It is way more than this beleive me that Romney holds the lead on obama nationwide despite the lib media trying to tell you different.

    October 1, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. Crimsonjefri

    North Carolina will do the right thing and go RED............NObama=2012

    October 1, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
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