NC Poll: Romney up 51-43

At one time, North Carolina was thought to be so competitive, that the Democrats scheduled their national convention in Charlotte thinking it would help Obama win the state as he did in 2008. North Carolina is still competitive, although it appears that due to circumstances not related to the Obama administration, the state is probably Romney's to lose. Rasmussen: Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama's 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) That's a big change from last month when Romney posted a narrow 46% to 44% lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports' first survey of the race in North Carolina.  Democrats have signaled...(Read Full Post)