Is North Carolina still a swing state?

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

 

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2 responses to “Is North Carolina still a swing state?

  1. Mark Binker

    Someone smart said to me the other day: “North Carolina isn’t a swing state, it’s a battleground state.” That seems about right: lrans red but winnable by either side if enough $$ and effort is applied.

  2. Pingback: All three North Carolina polls say the same thing | Elon University Poll

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