It wasn’t by mistake that the DNC chose North Carolina to host their convention this year — they need a win there. Millions of Obama dollars spent in the state are also proof that Democrats want a win in North Carolina to help keep Obama in office.
Which makes the latest poll results from Rasmussen all-the-more awesome:
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.
Voters nationally consider the economy far and away the number one issue as they go to the polls, and in North Carolina 52% of voters trust Romney more than Obama when it comes to handling the economy. Forty-three percent (43%) trust the president more. That’s comparable to the national average.
When it comes to health care, Romney has a 50% to 47% edge over the president in terms of voter trust. Forty-eight percent (48%) trust the GOP challenger more in the area of national security, while 44% trust Obama more.
Romney has similar modest leads in voter trust in the areas of taxes – 48% to 45% – and energy policy – 47% to 45%.
*See the full results here.