by Ashley Gunsteens
For the first time in almost twenty years, a sitting U.S. president is coming to UNC. President Barack Obama will visit Tuesday, when he’ll deliver a speech at Carmichael Arena about his efforts to keep interest rates low on student loans. In conjunction with the president’s visit, TV host Jimmy Fallon will record his late night show on campus Tuesday. Of course, the president will be one of Fallon’s guests.
The president travels to a state that he barely won in 2008 – only the second time that a Democratic presidential candidate has carried North Carolina in more than 40 years. Many pollsters say the state could be crucial to the president’s reelection effort.
We’re joined by Tom Jensen, the director of Public Policy Polling in Raleigh. It’s a Democratic-leaning research firm.