The final poll before the election in North Carolina showed the presidential race deadlocked and the governor's race tightening a bit.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 49 percent, according to Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm that surveyed likely voters Saturday and Sunday. It's the firm's third poll in a row to show a tie. Obama built an advantage in early voting, the poll found, 54 percent to 45 percent, but Romney will have an advantage with those planning to vote on Election Day, 57 percent to 41 percent.
In the governor's race, Republican Pat McCrory continues to lead -- but his double-digit advantage is shrinking. McCrory received 50 percent to 43 percent for Democrat Walter Dalton. Libertarian Barbara Howe received 4 percent. Pollster Tom Jensen said Dalton is closing the gap because he's getting more of the Democratic vote, from 62 percent a week ago to 73 percent now.
The The survey's margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.2 percentage points. See more on the results here.