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Poll puts Romney ahead in NC

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According to one poll, Mitt Romney has taken a slight lead with NC voters According to one poll, Mitt Romney has taken a slight lead with NC voters

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – A new poll shows Mitt Romney taking a slight lead over President Obama in North Carolina with less than a month to go before election day.

Public Policy Polling surveyed nearly 1,100 likely voters from October 12th – 14th. Romney ended up leading by a 49-47 margin, up one point from the 48-48 tie of two weeks ago. President Obama led 49-48% in a similar poll done early in September. PPP says this is the 26th time in 27 polls that it's surveys have had Obama and Romney within three points of each other.

"North Carolina continues to look like one of the closest states in the country," Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling said in a release accompanying the poll results. "But things are trending a little bit in Mitt Romney's direction, and President Obama needs a strong performance Tuesday night to get things going back in the other direction."

In the same release, PPP says Romney has seen the same kind of improvement in his image with North Carolina voters that pollsters have found in most places since his debate with President Obama. 49% of voters now have a favorable opinion of him, compared to 46% with an unfavorable one. That reverses reversing a 46/49 margin in PPP's last poll. According to PPP, President Obama's approval numbers have barely changed- 48% of voters approve of him and 50% disapprove, compared to 48/49 last time.

Click here to see the results of the latest PPP poll.

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