Hillary Clinton 31
John Edwards 26
Barack Obama 24
Hillary Clinton regains the lead in North Carolina after being tied with John Edwards last month but the most noteworthy thing from this poll is Barack Obama's strongest performance since July, mirroring the trends in key primary states showing the race for the Democratic nomination tightening.
Obama's strongest performance across the state comes in the Triangle where he leads the way with the support of 31% of respondents. Obama's showing comes after a public appearance at North Carolina Central University in Durham last month.
Clinton leads among female voters, Edwards leads among white voters and male voters, and Obama leads among black voters. Edwards earned the support of only 3% of black respondents.
Regionally, Clinton leads the Charlotte area and SE North Carolina, Edwards leads the Triad and the Mountains, and Obama leads the Triangle and NE North Carolina.