Right now the races for Senator and Governor in North Carolina are about as close as they could be, with Kay Hagan and Bev Perdue leading by two and one point respectively.
What's interesting to see though, is how the voters who are undecided in each of their races are stacking up for President. In the Governor's race folks who haven't made up their mind support Barack Obama over John McCain 53-30. It's a similar story in the Senate race, with the undecideds there going 50-27 for Obama.
This is the question that may determine who wins these contests: are folks coming out to vote overwhelmingly because of Barack Obama going to take the time to fill out the rest of the ballot?
If they do they're likely to vote Democratic up and down the line. Every rule in the book of North Carolina politics has been thrown out the window in 2008 and this is just another example of it: if I was Perdue or Hagan I'd be doing everything I can the next 18 days to tie myself to Obama, at least with new Democratic voters.