There is a surge of voters for Obama in Wake County, NC (Raleigh). Bush won Wake County in 2004 by 2 points. A new poll has Obama leading Wake County by 57-40.
From Public Policy Polling:
Wake County fueling possible blue transformation
If North Carolina is going to turn blue this year, major shifts in the Wake County political landscape since 2004 will be a primary driver in making it happen.
Four years ago George W. Bush won the county by two points. Now Barack Obama has a commanding 57-40 lead there. There's no doubt that in migration and new voters are a huge factor in this movement. Among people voting for President in Wake County for the first time he has a 72-26 lead. He's up by a remarkable 61-28 margin with independents in the county, and has banked a 70-29 lead with folks who have already voted.
We predict that there could be a shift of up to 80-90,000 votes in Wake County relative to 2004, which would make up about 20% of John Kerry's statewide gap relative to George W. Bush right there.
The Obama Effect is also having a positive impact for down-ballot Democrats, from Kay Hagan to Bev Perdue to even County Commission races.
NC is going BLUE this year.