After solidifying the Democratic nomination for President, Sen.
Barack Obama (D-IL) has pulled to within four points of Republican
nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in North Carolina according to the
Civitas Institute’s June DecisionMaker poll results released today.
Among all voters, Sen. McCain leads Sen. Obama 45-41, a net pickup
of one point over last month’s poll which had McCain leading 44-39.
Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, included for the first time in this
month’s poll, received two percent support. Twelve percent were
“Both Senator McCain and Senator Obama improved their numbers over
last month by solidifying the support of their party’s base voters,”
said Francis DeLuca, Executive Director of the Civitas Institute.
“Obama increased his support among Democrats by five percent, while
McCain increased his support among Republicans by three percent.”
Obama is still struggling to connect with white voters, garnering
only 31% of their votes, although that is an improvement over May’s
poll which had him at 27% among whites. Obama is receiving 87% of
support of African-American voters.
Previous Civitas Poll results:
February – McCain 46, Obama 36
April – McCain 48, Obama 39
May – McCain 44, Obama 39
Click here for full results and crosstabs.