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N.C moved from 'lean Romney' to toss up category

Real Clear Politics, the website that collects polls, has moved North Carolina from the lean Romney column back into the toss up category.

But the polls have been all over the map.  But the Real Clear Politics polling average still  has Romney at 50.3 percent at Obama at 46.5 percent.Two new Republican-leaning polls shows the former Massachusetts governor maintaining a small but significant lead.

Rasmussen poll gives Romney 6-point lead after debates

A new Rasmussen flash poll after the second presidential debate gives Mitt Romney high marks.

The Republican-leaning polling firm puts the Republican candidate ahead by six points. Romney received 52 percent support among likely voters to 46 percent for President Barack Obama.

A week ago, Rasmussen found Romney ahead by three points. The newer numbers give Romney a bigger lead than other polls suggest. The Democratic firm Public Policy poll put the race at 2 points.

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.

Rasmussen poll gives McCrory double-digit lead in governor's race

Which Rasmussen poll do you believe: The one from last month showing Republican Pat McCrory with a narrow lead in the governor's race? Or the one this month giving him a 13-point advantage against Democrat Walter Dalton?

Most polls don't show the race swinging so widly from one month to the next. The Republican-leaning Rasmussen poll released Monday gives McCrory with 51 percent compared to 38 percent for Dalton with 10 percent undecided.

New poll shows McCrory's lead shrinking

Republican Pat McCrory holds a five-point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton, according to a new poll.

McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor, leads Dalton, the lieutenant governor, by a 46-41 percent margin, according to the Rasmussen Reports poll, a Republican-leaning survey.

The last Rasmussen poll, taken June 25th, found McCrory leading Dalton by a 49-35 percent margin.

The poll found that McCrory has the support of 76 percent of Republicans, while Dalton has the backing 72 percent of Democrats. McCrory has a 30-point lead among independents. McCrory has an eight point lead among male voters, but only a three point lead among female voters. McCrory has the support of 58 percent of white voters, but Dalton has the backing of 78 percent of black voters.

The survey of 500 likely North Carolina voters was conducted August 1 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

New poll finds Romney moving into lead in NC

Republican Mitt Romney has a five point lead over Democrat Barack Obama, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

The Republican-leaning survey found Romney with 49 percent, Obama with 44 percent, three percent preferring another candidate, and four percent undecided.

Other recent polls have found the race closer.

Republican Pat McCrory holds slim edge against Walter Dalton in new poll

SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday shows Republican Pat McCrory with a slight edge on Democrat Walter Dalton, 44 percent to 39 percent.

The numbers, conducted for WRAL-TV, confirms a recent Public Policy Polling survey of voters that showed the N.C. governor's race tightening. McCrory enjoyed a wide lead earlier this year as Dalton faced Democratic primary challengers. But his 5-point lead now just barely exceeds the plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage point margin of error, according to SurveyUSA of likely voters.

Rasmussen: Obama leads in four key swing states including N.C.

President Barack Obama holds a three point lead over Mitt Romney in four key swing states that may decide the race to the White House, according to a new survey.

Obama leads the former Massachusetts governor by a 47-44 margin in combined polling in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, according to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, an Asbury New Jersey firm that leans conservative.

The poll of 500 likely voters was conducted March 31-April 5 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

McCrory holds 9 point lead over Dalton in new poll

Republican Pat McCrory holds a nine point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton, according to a new survey.

McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor leads Dalton, the lieutenant governor, by a 45-36 percent margin, according to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, an Asbury Park, New Jersey firm with conservative leanings. The poll found that 5 percent wanted another candidate and 14 percent were undecided. Dalton is one of three major Democrats vying for their party's nomination in the May 8th primary.

The survey of 500 likely voters was conducted April 10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Burr 49, Marshall 40

A new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is leading Secretary of State Elaine Marshall 49-40 percent.

The poll of 500 likely voters was conducted Aug. 3. Another 3 percent picked another candidate and 8 percent were undecided.

The poll's margin of error was 4.5 percentage points, which means, statistically speaking, the race is still close. Last week, a poll by Public Policy Polling had Burr, a Winston-Salem Republican, only slightly ahead of Marshall, a Democrat, at 39-37 percent.

Rasmussen latest results led the pollster to shift its ranking of the Burr-Marshall contest from "Solid GOP" to "Leans GOP."

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