President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are tied in North Carolina, according to a new survey released Wednesday from in-state Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling. Both candidates get 49 percent of likely voters, essentially no change from the 48-48 tie the firm found last week in their North Carolina poll.
“If Obama ends up pulling out another narrow victory in the state he’ll have done it during the early voting period,” PPP wrote in their analysis. “Among those who report already having voted he’s ahead by a 58/41 margin. Romney leads 58/40 with those who haven’t voted yet and he’ll really need them to turn out if he’s going to catch up with Obama.”
The PPP poll knocks North Carolina into toss-up state in the TPM Electoral Scoreboard.