Poll: Obama holds one point lead in NC

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
July 10, 2012 1:08:43 PM PDT
A new poll by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows President Barack Obama with a single point lead over Republican Mitt Romney, 47 to 46 percent.

In a June PPP poll, Romney held a two point advantage.

The poll also found that Romney's record at Bain Capital is a double-digit negative for him with North Carolina voters.

"Today's poll is the third poll in the last month showing that Mitt Romney is losing steam in a state that's key to his path to the Presidency," said Jamie Crain, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Democratic Party. "The Romney campaign and Romney-aligned SuperPACs have out spent the President in paid media yet the polls have him sliding in the wrong direction."

PPP also wanted to gauge how a ticket with Sen. Richard Burr as vice-president would fare in the Tar Heel State. They found President Obama would still hold the same 47 to 46 percent advantage.

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