Dean Debnam

President, Public Policy Polling

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President of Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh, North Carolina

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It was barely a split decision, with  Barack Obama  winning by 14 points in  North Carolina  and  Hillary Clinton  by less than two points in  Indiana .

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