Obama-MaCain TIED in NC?

So says Rasmussen: 47-47.

The latest Rasmussen Reports North Carolina poll has Barack Obama tied with John McCain, 47-47. (Clinton is on the short end of a 51-40 split.) Of course this might be an outlier, though the Clinton number suggests it’s not a matter of a Democratic-tilted sample. But if an Obama nomination really puts North Carolina in play, we could be about to see a massive repainting of a the electoral map.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com