Now that the revels in Denver and St. Paul have ended, it seems an appropriate time to check in with Facing South to see which presidential hopeful is leading in the race for North Carolina’s electoral votes.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain leads, but just by a nose. The latest poll from Real Clear Politics has McCain 4.2 points ahead of Barack Obama, while the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, and Mr. Monopoly lookalike, Bob Barr, is tracking at 3.9 percent.