Our August Presidential poll numbers are in and we have McCain widening his lead from 3 points to 6 points. Full press release here.
The big swing this month is among unaffiliated voters who went from McCain +1 in July to McCain +18 this month.
Obama still can’t seem to crack the low 40s here in any of our polls despite spending upwards of $8 million so far in NC and having like 2 dozen field offices.
And his campaign still continues to struggle connecting with white voters with only 29 percent support.
As I wrote earlier, it’s going to take more than relying on new voters to show up for Obama to win NC. He has to get his share of the white vote up to the upper 30s AND have black turnout hit record highs.
NC will be closer than the Bush/Kerry split in 2004, but barring some big changes in the poll numbers soon, it doesn’t seem like he can win here.