Poll: Obama Leads In NC, McCrory Maintains His Lead

A new poll by the Civitas Institute says Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has opened up a 5 point lead in North Carolina.

According to the live telephone survey of 600 likely General Election voters, Obama leads McCain 46-39 among those who initially voiced support for a candidate. However, when undecided voters are asked which way they lean, Obama's lead shrinks to 48-43. Libertarian candidate Bob Barr receives two percent of the vote. Seven percent of voters remained undecided.

"The amount of money Obama is spending on television in North Carolina is finally paying dividends," said Francis De Luca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute. "Obama's ability to capitalize on the financial crisis and to outspend McCain in North Carolina gives him a strong advantage."

"One of the theories we've advanced is that for Obama to win North Carolina he needed to obtain 37% of the white voters. In this poll he is now receiving that amount," added De Luca. "McCain has a lot of ground to make up and not much time to do so."

The same poll also shows Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has maintained his lead in the race for governor over Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue.

Perdue leads McCrory 41-38 among those who initially voiced support for a candidate. However, when undecided voters are asked which way they lean, McCrory's lead becomes 43-41. Libertarian candidate Michael Munger receives two percent of the vote. 14 percent of voters remained undecided.

"There is still a significant portion of undecided voters out there," added De Luca. "With both candidates' polling in the low 40s and the election less than a month away, this race is still wide open."

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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 11, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    ???; I wouldn't worry about it too much. If they are brave enough to show up on your door step, they are brave enough to take what they will have coming to them.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 11, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    To John"White"? The reason I dont post my name is because there may be some looney Demobrat out there,possibly you that would show up at my door and want to start something. Then I might be forced to defend my castle and it would pain me terribly(NOT)to have to deny you of kissing up to Obama for the next 4 years, or maybe less, Who knows? So therefore I will remain anonymous because you never know whos on here.
  • by Lonnie Location: Greenville on Oct 11, 2008 at 03:59 AM
    I'm well aware that ALL Presidents were for NAFTA,Cafta, GATT ECT......... But Obama I think will want FAIR trade instead of FREE trade.A CHANGE IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Oct 11, 2008 at 03:12 AM
    Check out Louis Farakhans remarks about OBAMA. "The youth see him as a Messiah".
  • by Munger08.com Location: Raleigh on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:15 PM
    Poll by the Civitas Institute reported on as though it were news or for that mater factual. Civitas is owned and operated by John Pope a prominent Wake County Republican. These polls are about as valid as used toilet paper. They are propaganda used to manipulate the vote by discouraging people from voting for the candidate of their choice. Don't follow the herd educate yourselves about all the candidates. Why should you care what some hand picked people say in a manipulated poll. BTW PPP polling is owned by Democrats so they are just as bias. Neither want Munger to manage to get over the 2% mark to maintain ballot access and actually present an alternative to the duopoly of of Dims and Rubs. So they continue to maintain the fallacies of a close race and the wasted vote.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston. on Oct 10, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    We shall see, Blog Refuter, WE shall see. My only worry is that the National Football League's total player roster will show up on the North Carolina democratic voting rolls and be counted for Obama.
  • by John White Location: Bayview,NC on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:56 PM
    To:??? I am still waiting to see proof of Obama's etc. You can't even put your legitimate name up here while posting. Why do you suggest someone ought to conform to your wants? You need to get a life and identify yourself when you place a comment up here. For the record, Obama must be a legal resident of the U.S. Trust me, many others are able to find that information out easily. You're the only one making non-sense of this issue against Obama. That hand trick has already being played. Next? Get ready because a Democratic change is on the way!! Yeah, boy
  • by ??? Location: NC on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    I am still waiting to see proof of Obama's American citizenship.This has also been swept under the rug. Why cant he produce a birth certificate? He should be given 24 hours to produce it or immeadiately be disqualified from the running.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Near You on Oct 10, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    Just wanted to let Lonnie know who sent jobs overseas, it was called NAFTA. Bill Clinton (D) voted it as law during his rein. Heard of Wall Street? Well, people are pulling their money out, people are laying off workers and moving them overseas why; they "think" that if Obama gets elected, he will go after capital gains (401K) and small business. Voting Obama is economy suicide. Why, because when you look at who trades on Wall Street and who runs companies, you are looking at those that know how to make business grow. Its like cutting your own throat if you work for industry. We want change we need, but that isn't the change, $.97 cents you will be left with. Do more homework. Obama is a snake trying to get in office. He will lie and do whatever he has to do to get elected. He is the Mr Haney of politics.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Oct 10, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    Obama for President, Bev Perdue for governor, and Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate.

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