N.C. races tighten, Clinton has lead, gov race tied

A new poll released Tuesday by Elon University shows the political races in North Carolina tightening.

The latest Elon Poll shows 42 percent of likely North Carolina voters support Hillary Clinton and 41.2 percent back Donald Trump.

"North Carolina is still very much in play for both Trump and Clinton," said Jason Husser, director of the Elon University Poll and assistant professor of political science. "The Old North State is continuing its tradition as a source of true toss-up electoral votes."

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The race for governor's mansion is tied according to the poll. Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory is tied with Roy Cooper at 44 percent among likely voters. The poll found that 7.5 percent of North Carolinians are still undecided.

"The North Carolina Governor's race will likely be a nail-biter for both sides throughout election night," Husser said.

In the U.S Senate race, Sen. Richard Burr is ahead of Democrat Deborah Ross 43.5 percent to 40 percent.

"Most analysts' early expectations were for Burr to have a comfortable lead on Ross in the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina," Husser noted. "In late September polls indicated those predictions may have been premature. However, our recent results suggest that North Carolina is leaning towards the Republican incumbent as Election Day fast approaches."

The Elon Poll was conducted between Oct. 23-27 and surveyed 710 likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.
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