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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are currently tied in North Carolina, both at 48 percent, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling. Democrats have a 13-point advantage over Republicans in the poll, which seems too high: even in 2008, Democrats only had a 11-point advantage over Republicans in North Carolina, per exit polls.

PPP also found no increase in Romney’s support in Florida post-convention — although once again, they over-sampled Democrats:

PPP’s newest Florida poll, conducted completely after the Republican convention, finds no change in the Presidential race there. Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 48-47, exactly as he did on our last poll of the state five weeks ago.

Democrats have a 4-point advantage in this PPP sample; in 2008, Democrats had a 3-point advantage in Florida.

UPDATE: Well, in this poll, Romney’s up 4 points in North Carolina:

Republican Mitt Romney appears to have gotten his bounce from his party’s national convention – at least in the state hosting the Democratic convention, according to a poll released Sunday.

The new Elon University/Charlotte Observer Poll shows the GOP presidential candidate leading President Barack Obama 47 percent to 43 percent in North Carolina.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina 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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