Could Obama still win NC? One local expert says “Yes!” (audio)
PPP notes in the numbers released late Wednesday that the key for Obama is that he’s reduced Romney’s lead with independents in the wake of Monday’s final debate on foreign policy.
Dr. Steven Greene, an associate professor of political science at North Carolina State University, says it’s still quite plausible that Obama could repeat his 2008 performance here and capture the state’s 15 electoral votes.
Greene expects neither side to concede North Carolina (or any other swing state) in the remaining days of the campaign. But he says that while Romney has gained ground with North Carolina’s working-class white voters, the Obama coalition has not lost ground among minority voters or college-educated voters.
The President is also enjoying a modest fundraising advantage.
Greene joins us this weekend on News and Views to discuss the presidential race and how it could influence the other down ballot races.
For a preview of Dr. Greene’s radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below: