CHARLOTTE — President Obama and his opponent, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, are tied in the state of North Carolina, according to a new poll released Sunday by Public Policy Polling.
The poll showed both candidates split at 48 percent apiece. The results of the survey were released just hours before the start of the Democratic National Convention, which begins Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.
1,012 likely North Carolina voters participated in the poll during a three-day period between August 31 and September 2.
The survey also found that Romney did not receive much of a bump from last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. “34% of voters say that the convention made them more likely to support the GOP this year, 33% said it made them less likely to do so, and 33% said it didn’t make a difference to them either way.”
Romney’s standing with North Carolinians seems to have improved, though. His 47 percent approval rating there is seven points higher than it was nearly a month ago.