Romney has slight lead in North Carolina, new poll shows

As Democrats get set to kick off their convention in Charlotte, a new Elon University/Charlotte Observer poll shows a slight lead for Mitt Romney in North Carolina:

The new Elon University/Charlotte Observer Poll shows the GOP presidential candidate leading President Barack Obama 47 percent to 43 percent in North Carolina.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, surveyed likely voters from Aug. 25-30, during the GOP convention in Tampa. Elon did the poll in partnership with the Observer and the News & Observer of Raleigh.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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