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Romney received no bump from debate performance in NC poll shows

Gov. Mitt Romney apparently did not receive a bump in North Carolina after his strong debate performance last week, a new poll suggests.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday found Romney leading President Barack Obama in North Carolina by a 51-48 percent margin.  The survey was taken Oct. 9th, about a week after the debate.

That is about the same lead Romney had in the last Rasmussen Reports poll taken before the debate. That survey, conducted Oct 2nd, showed Romney leading Obama by a 51 to 47 percent margin.

Romney has held steady at 51 percent support throughout the fall, while Obama's support has inched up from 45 percent in September to 47 percent a week ago and 48 percent now, according to Rasmussen.

Rasmussen, which generally has findings slightly more favorable to Republicans than other polls, says the race remains a toss-up.

The survey of 500 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

Morning Roundup: Gov. Perdue warns against looming federal budget cuts

Gov. Bev Perdue and officials with Lockheed Martin made a stop Wednesday in Charlotte to tout the economic benefits of the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, which is set to become the armed forces’ new workhorse warplane.

At the Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday, Perdue said the program also is under threat from the automatic “sequestration” cuts to defense spending, which are set to kick in if lawmakers can’t reach a compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff next year. Read full story here.

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Romney touts lines from Denver debate in new ad on economy

Updated: Mitt Romney has released a new TV ad called "Putting Jobs First" with exactly the message its title implies: Romney's top priority will be jobs, and he'll keep taxes low on everyone.

All the claims are linked to Romney's debate performance last week in Denver.

NASCAR fans favor Romney

So it turns out that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a lot of support among NASCAR fans, not just NASCAR owners.

Romney leads President Barack Obama by a 63-34 percent margin, according to a poll released by the Tarrance Group on Wednesday.

That should not be surprising. But there was a poll out a couple of weeks ago which Dome noted showing Obama with surprising support among NASCAR fans. And the Republican Party wanted to make sure everyone saw the latest poll.

The survey also found that NASCAR fans were more likely(68 percent) than all voters(54 percent) to say the country is on the wrong track.

Obama campaign goes after Romney on Medicaid cuts for seniors

The Obama campaign has begun airing a new TV ad in North Carolina and seven other battleground states accusing Mitt Romney of raising Medicaid fees as governor of Massachusetts and promising to so if elected president.

Obama for America releases NC ad hitting Romney debate claims

Obama for America has released a new TV ad in North Carolina that hits Mitt Romney for claims the former Massachussetts governor made about his tax plan during Wednesday night's debate.

The ad is called “Trust” and is also airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia.

Duncan in N.C. on Thursday for post-debate spin

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in North Carolina to do some post-debate spin on Thursday talking about what the election means for middle class voters.

He will hold an event in Mooresville in the morning and then travel to Raleigh where he will have an event with Congressman David Price and several families at a the Busy Bee Cafe.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr is expected to deliver the GOP message at an event in Fayetteville.

New Rasmussen poll has Romney leading in N.C

A new poll shows Republican Mitt Romney leading Democrat Barack Obama in North Carolina.

The Ramussen poll shows Romney leading Obama 51-47 percent, with the firm moving the state from leaning toward Romney to toss up status. Rasmussen has consistently shown Romney running strongest in the state – as well as elsewhere in the country.

Obama campaign plans 150 watch parties tonight in NC

The Obama campaign will host more than 150 debate watch parties across North Carolina today, the campaign announced.

In Charlotte, the debate watch party will be headed by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Newton Massachusetts Mayor Setti Warren. In Raleigh, it will be headed by David Both, an employee laid off by a Bain-acquired firm. In Wilmington, former Congressman Bob Etheridge will preside.

Obama up in latest N.C. poll

Barack Obama has a 49-47 percent lead over Mitt Romney in North Carolina, according to a new WRAL News poll.

The poll conducted by SurveyUSA of 573 voters was conducted Saturday through Monday and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent. Only 4 percent were undecided or leaning toward another candidate. It is the latest in a series of polls that show that North Carolina is a toss up.

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