Polls eye presidential race in NC
by Anna Oakes
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a slight
lead over Democratic President Barack Obama among North Carolina voters,
according to a poll conducted by Burlington-based Elon University Aug. 25 to
the presidential election were held today, 47 percent of likely voters would
cast their ballots for Romney while 43 percent would support Obama. Six percent
of respondents don’t know or are undecided,” the Elon University Poll announced
in a statement Monday.
The poll surveyed 1,089 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
When asked about the most important issue in making their
presidential choice, 48 percent of respondents said the economy, 16 percent
said health care, 13 percent said the federal budget deficit and 10 percent
In the same poll, 52 percent of respondents would vote for Republican Pat McCrory for governor, while Democrat Walter Dalton would take 37 percent of the vote. Eleven percent were undecided about the governor’s race.