President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney in North Carolina, according to a new survey. If the election were held today, Obama would defeat Romney by a 47-43 percent margin, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WRAL.
Obama has a 12-1 lead among black voters, while Romney has 55 percent of the white vote. Obama leads among women, younger voters, Democrats, voters in the Triangle and in Eastern North Carolina.Romney wins among affluent voters, Republicans, unaffiliated voters and those living in the Charlotte area.
In the constitutional amendment regarding marriages, the poll found the amendment passing by a 57-37 percent margin.
In the Democratic primary for governor, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton was leading with 32 percent of the vote, followed by former Congressman Bob Etheridge with 23 percent, and state Rep. Bill Faison with 5 percent, with 30 percent undecided.
In the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, former state personnel director Linda Coleman was leading with 41 percent, over state Sen. Eric Mansfield with 23 percent, with 36 percent undecided.
The poll asked 1,636 voters their views in the presidential race and 1,127 in the constitutional amendment races. the margin of error was plus or minus 2.5 percent in the presidential race and 2.9 percent in the constitutional amendment question.
There were 560 Democrats interviewed for the primary questions with a margin of error of 4.2 percent. The poll was conducted April 26-30th.