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Romney, Obama Tied in N.C.

Both Mitt Romney and President Obama are polling at 48 percent in North Carolina in a new Public Policy Polling poll. Partisan breakdown is 48 percent Democrat, 34 percent Republican, and 19 percent independent. That huge 14-point Democratic advantage is surprising: In 2008, Democrats had an 11-point advantage over Republicans in North Carolina, while in 2004, Republicans had a 1-point advantage over Democrats. 

A Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa voters found Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 45 percent. And in Florida, a poll by Gravis Marketing showed Obama at 49 percent and Romney right behind at 48 percent among likely voters.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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