After DNC Convention, Romney Holds Large Lead in North Carolina - a State Obama Won in 2008

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.

About Nora Gutierrez:

A mother of four rowdy boys writing from the great state of Ohio (Sandusky area). Long-time Catholic conservative with a passion for politics. Informed voter. Ohio State grad and Romney fan since 2007.

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8 Responses to After DNC Convention, Romney Holds Large Lead in North Carolina - a State Obama Won in 2008

  1. Greenpoint Guy says:

    Not to be a buzz kill, but we’ve all known North Carolina was going to break for Romney for months. And it doesn’t affect the Electoral College battle at all.

  2. Frozone says:

    Hey Greepoint - the silver lining is if Romney is putting this away, he can refocus his efforts in other swing states. Next stop Florida!

  3. Shane Ownbey says:

    Your not a buzz kill. Romney winning North Carolina is a tremendous blow to NObama and another indicator of his inability to run from his record. Yes the race is close but by the time we have the October debates, Obama will be having nite terrors wherein he is awakened every night by a familiar voice telling him, “get out of my bed, go back to Chicago”. Revenge has never been sweeter.

  4. Greenpoint Guy says:

    Boy, I hope you’re right, Shane. Nate Silver has Obama with a 78.6% chance of winning (he analyzes every single poll and then adjusts them to adjust for historic biases) and InTrade has him at a 68% chance of winning. Romney absolutely cannot win without Ohio, and the polling there just keeps getting worse (the auto bailout has brought Ohio’s unemployment rate to one of the lowest in the country). I’m not sure what Romney can do to turn this ship around via the debates, but my fingers are crossed.

  5. Nora Gutierrez says:

    Some were predicting a NC poll swing in favor of Obama after the DNC convention was held in Charlotte. These numbers prove that their prediction was wrong.

  6. Greenpoint Guy says:

    Good point, Nora. One less state to worry about, for sure. Just freaks me out that Obama has so many paths to 270, while Romney has only two (win Ohio and a couple of others, or lose Ohio and win every single other swing state). We need the debates to turn things around big time!

  7. AfricanforRomney says:

    Why the incompetent Obama still crawling in the high 40s? The emty chair should have big gap by now, given the commie media 24/7 false accusations of Gov Romney, the special treatment, favors that flows to Obama.

    Of course, i would like to see Gov Romney in huge lead, however, i’m VERY proud of Gov Romney sitting right on Obama’s neck :-)

    Nov 6, we MUST send Obama a permanent vacation!

  8. Joan C. says:

    I am surprised that in several states with Republican governors, Obama appears to have a lead. He is taking credit for work that the governors have done. How could some people be so blind.
    The votes for this man who is, I believe, seriously trying to take us down, hurts all of us. We must stand up and fight for our future freedoms. Our new American Revolution is upon us. Mitt is the only one who can save us. Glenn Beck says that Mitt Romney is our present day George Washington. I agree. WE MUST DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO DEFEAT OBAMA.