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PPP has President Obama up 5 over Mitt Romney in North Carolina. This is a really great place to start the general election campaign. We have effectively entered into the general election campaign today with the end of the campaign of Rick Santorum. As a result, I made another small donation (what I can afford) today. It is so easy: you can text in the amount you want to give. My donation was tiny (but it was all I could afford): $10. I hope others pitch in what they can since the general election is on.

More to come .

A new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) shows President Obama with a small five point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in North Carolina, a state he won in 2008 and will be a major battleground in 2012. Obama gets 49 percent of registered voters in the state versus Romney’s 44, as the President’s approval rating is barely above water but Romney’s favorability is at an extremely negative 29 - 58 split.
This is significant for several reasons. One this is the baseline. It is nice to begin the general election with a lead here. What is more encouraging is that we are speaking of North Carolina, a state that President Obama barely won, in 2008. North Carolina, previously, had been won comfortably by Republican Presidential Candidates. So, that gives us hope that we are still in a good place in what we expect to be a hard fought contest. Now, a number of Republicans will coalesce around Mitt Romney. Thus, his numbers will improve. Some republicans will probably participate less and some will not vote for him. How many traditionally Republican votes he loses is yet to be determined. Let us recall that the President chose to have Charlotte North Carolina host our convention this year ! So, this should boost our enthusiasm and our results in North Carolina.

12:53 PM PT: Just finished Teaching and wanted to check up and wow, thanks for rec list!

I would humbly ask you to please consider a small donation, if you are able, when you are able, to the President's reelection campaign - :-) ty.

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