Is North Carolina still a battleground state? Pollsters still say that it is. News reporters do, too. But most of the polls — including Elon’s Labor Day poll — indicate North Carolina pretty firmly a red state…or at least a pink one.
The New York Times polling expert Nate Silver lists the probability that N.C. will go Romney at 73%. Granted, it’s not 99% in Romney’s favor like our neighbors in South Carolina, but 73% isn’t all that close.
Despite holding the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last month, the president hasn’t been back. Gov. Romney is campaigning in Asheville on Thursday; his first visit to the state since August. (Both have sent surrogates.)
Don’t worry, though. We still have an abundance of TV ads.
— John Robinson