Rasmussen: Romney Opens Up 51%-45% Lead Over Obama in North Carolina


North Carolina is a key swing state and the Obama campaign hoped holding their convention in Charlotte would boost the President's chances.  But his endorsement of gay marriage and the sour economy is causing him real, persistent troubles, as this new poll shows:

Mitt Romney has cleared the 50% mark again in the battleground state of North Carolina despite the presence of the Democratic National Convention there little over a week ago.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters shows Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 45%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)