Poll: Obama Leads By 7 In North Carolina
This the latest Mason Dixon poll shows him slipping for a double digit lead as a result from fallout about Wright. The contest now stands at Obama/Clinton, 49/42 with 9% undecided.
A WRAL news poll released Wednesday shows Barack Obama’s double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton among Tar heel Democrats is eroding.
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. surveyed 400 likely Democratic voters Monday and Tuesday. The results show Obama with a 7 point lead over Clinton, with 9 percent undecided. The poll has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
â€œRight or wrong, it’s the Wright phenomenon for Obama,â€ said David McLennan, a political science professor at Peace College.
McLennan said Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is dragging down the Illinois senator. Wright has made comments such as suggesting that the AIDS virus was invented by the government to destroy “people of color.”
The thing I’m noticing about North Carolina is how the polls are acting a lot like the ones out of Pennsylvania. I guess we’ll see if that assumption is correct soon enough.