N.C. Poll: Romney 50, Obama 45
10:36 AM, Jul 3, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll shows Mitt Romney has taken a significant lead in North Carolina, a state which Barack Obama won by just 12,000 votes in 2008. The Civitas Poll of 600 North Carolina adults shows Romney with 50 percent support, compared to Obama's 45 percent support. That's a big gain for Romney, who in the same poll in March had only a 2-point lead over Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent. Here's more from Civitas:
The RealClearPolitics poll average for North Carolina shows Romney with a 1.8-point advantage over Obama, with the trend seemingly moving in the Republican's direction. Romney would almost certainly have to win North Carolina and its 15 electoral college votes in order to defeat Obama in November.