Pretty big news from a Rasmussen North Carolina general election poll- they show Barack Obama and John McCain tied 47-47 in a possible match up. McCain leads Hillary Clinton 51-40.
Three weeks ago they showed McCain up nine points on Obama and 16 points on Clinton. So the poll is a clear sign that the presence of the Democratic candidates in the state is helping both of their prospects.
Not much more to analyze here since Rasmussen makes you pay for their crosstabs, but it looks like North Carolina will be the most competitive it has been in the general election here this fall since Bill Clinton almost won the state in 1992.