Polls: Romney, Obama nearly even in three key states
June 28th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Polls: Romney, Obama nearly even in three key states

(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially tied in three battleground states for the presidential race.

The president holds a slight advantage over his Republican rival in Michigan and North Carolina while polling dead-even with Romney in New Hampshire, according to the new NBC-Marist surveys. All three states' results fall within the sampling error for their respective polls.

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In Romney's native state of Michigan, he's slightly edged out by Obama, 43% to the president's 47%. While CNN's Electoral Map rates Michigan as leaning towards Obama, Romney included the state in his recent bus tour, suggesting he sees it in play for the fall.

In North Carolina, Obama holds a two-point margin over Romney, 46% to 44%. CNN also rates the state as leaning towards Romney, though Obama narrowly carried it in 2008.

In New Hampshire, which CNN rates as a toss-up, Obama and Romney both stand at 45% support among voters, according to the new poll.

Romney, who once served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts, campaigned heavily in the Granite State and won its presidential primary by a landslide earlier this year. Obama, however, won New Hampshire in 2008.

The NBC-Marist polls were conducted by telephone with 1,078 registered voters in Michigan with a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, 1,029 registered voters in New Hampshire with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, and 1,019 registered voters in North Carolina with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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  1. simp

    @start if second american revoluntion "romney just gained 5% thanks to ussc"

    LMAO, Really? what a delusional moron you are!!!

    June 28, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    You Tea Party types are anarchists, living in a fantasy world of the past. In another era, time and date the Tea Party would be against automobiles, mathematics, written language, the wheel and cooked food.

    June 28, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Niuhc

    On the whole, I agree with you Rudy. People that don't have health insurance, need to be turned away at the hospital. That being said, I have a question for you. Who do you think is going to foot the bill for the insurance for people that are already living off the government dole, too lazy to go out and get a job?

    June 28, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    November 6, 2012 - The Start of the Second American Revolution wrote:

    Rudy NYC – If you want to go to a public hospital, then you need to have some form of guaranteed payment, like health insurance
    You forgot the first part......
    "Not unless you are one of the walking dead, you do own a life. Take responsibility for it."

    You are the worst flip-flopper that I have ever seen. You change moods, positions and avatar names like a weather vane blowing in the wind.

    June 28, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Stohn Jockton

    Go on believing Obama's up in MI and N.H. only by those small margins. You're in for a RUDE awakening in November. I don't believe he's up at all in NC. NBC/Marist isn't exactly the best polling outfit. Prediction: Obama wins 326 electoral votes to Romney's 212; holding all of the 2008 states he won, except for IN and NC.

    June 28, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Larry L

    President Obama has become the terrorist's worst nightmare. He delivered a healthcare law in spite of the Republican's efforts to block progress with millions of dollars of media lies – like "death squads" and "socialism". He's brought the economy on the way back to recovery in spite of the Republican obstructionism in both the House and the Senate. He's managed the war(s) masterfully and tremendously improved our stature in the World community. He's remained the adult in the room as Romney's bus circled his speaking engagement. Romney supports the fat-cats who plan to trash Social Security and Medicare. Enough said!

    June 28, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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