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.