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Source: High Point University (url)
|Candidate||Political Party||Poll||Graph||Poll Details|
|Obama||Democratic||46%||Poll Date: 2012-10-10|
|Romney||Republican||45%||Number Polled: 605|
|Other||-||2%||Margin of Error: 4%|
|Undecided||-||6%||Voter Type: Registered|
Candidates Close in North Carolina
By: leip (--MA) on 2012-10-13 @ 08:14:28
If the November 6th election for President of the United States were being held today would you be voting for the Democrat Barack Obama or the Republican Mitt Romney?
About this Poll
With support and collaboration from Riffe at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the High Point University Survey Research Center, the survey was fielded from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, 2012. The responses came from 605 registered voters with landline or cellular telephones in North Carolina selected by a Random Digit Dial (RDD) method giving the overall survey a margin of sampling error of approximately 4 percentage points. Registered voters were identified as responding “yes” to this question: These days, many people are so busy they can’t find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don’t get a chance to re-register. Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district here in North Carolina or haven’t you been able to register so far? For smaller subsamples, including those before and after the debate, the margin of sampling error is larger. The data are weighted toward population estimates for age and race. The population estimates for race were taken from North Carolina Board of Elections data for the week of Oct. 6. The population estimates for age were taken from the U.S. Census estimates of registered voters for North Carolina. In addition to sampling error, factors such as question wording and other methodological choices in conducting survey research can introduce additional error into the findings of opinion polls. Dr. Sadie Leder, assistant professor of psychology, serves as the associate director of the HPU Poll.
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