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New poll confirms: It’s likely to be close in North Carolina

A new poll confirms what experts have been saying for weeks: It’s likely to be very close in North Carolina.

A New York Times poll released Monday has Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump tied at 44 percent.

Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, leads Republican Gov. Pat McCrory 47 percent to 46 percent.

Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr narrowly leads Democrat Deborah Ross, 46 percent to 45 percent.

Underscoring the close race, Clinton, Trump, former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Lara Trump, the candidate’s daughter-in-law, are all in North Carolina on Monday.