When including third-party candidates, the two major party candidates are tied at 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson following at 11 percent.
The Siena/NYT Upshot comes the morning after Fox News released a poll of North Carolina, showing Donald Trump five points ahead, 47-42, among likely voters in the state.
Siena/NYT Upshot has not previously polled North Carolina voters on the election.
The Siena College/NYT Upshot poll was conducted Sept. 16-19 among 782 likely North Carolina voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.
TPM's PollTracker Average for the general election in North Carolina shows a tossup, with Trump leading Clinton, 44.8 to 44.1.