North Carolina Remains Swing State

by Katrina Trinko

Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 3 points, 49 percent to 46 percent, in North Carolina, according to Public Policy Polling. The partisan breakdown for the poll is 45 percent Democrat, 33 percent Republican, and 21 percent independent. In 2008, exit polls showed that N.C. voters were 42 percent Democrat, 31 percent Republican, and 27 percent independent. I’m not seeing any 2010 exit polls, so it’s hard to know exactly how different to expect the N.C. party demographics to be from 2008 this year, with GOP enthusiasm high and Democrat enthusiasm more tepid than in 2008.