Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads rival Hillary Rodham Clinton among North Carolina voters, in part because voters say they value trustworthiness over experience.
McCain has a slight edge over Obama, The Charlotte Observer/WCNC poll reported. Even Democrats find Clinton's honesty lacking, according to the poll.
Clinton appears to have problems on her own account and through her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
"I don't trust her because of the fact that she's having Bill pretty much run the race for her," Sarah McClary, a Democratic nurse from High Point. "And all her stories are pretty much coming back to bite her in the butt."
More than half of those surveyed, 54 percent, described McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, as trustworthy, while 48 percent said they trust Obama. Only 25 percent say Clinton is trustworthy.
Almost 90 percent said a candidate's honesty is important to them.
The poll also found McCain, from Arizona, is perceived as the one among the three U.S. senators most prepared for leadership. Obama, of Illinois, is ranked almost as high on experience and leadership as Clinton, of New York.
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