For a long time, NC was considered a potential battleground state. Obama did well here in the Primary. There are a lot of urban areas and a lot of young professionals who typically poll well with Obama. On the flip side, there a LOT of typical southern Republicans who are going to vote for McCain no matter what.
McCain was holding onto a slim margin from mid June to the end of August. Then he takes a huge lead. The curve is moving back toward the middle, but this state is listed as Strong Republican now.
Was this a Palin/Convention bump that will evaporate after the debates?
Is this the true nature of the voters in NC finally coming through, and earlier polls were not representative of the state as a whole?
What’s going on here? I live here and I can’t figure it out. We were getting TONs of Presidential ads during the Olympics, but that’s fallen way off in recent weeks.