Romney Adds to His Lead in North Carolina, the Battleground State Where Dems Plan to Hold Their Convention

A new poll out of North Carolina shows Romney pulling away from President Obama largely due to widespread dismay towards the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare and a mass change-of-mind among Independent voters. The Hill has the details:

Romney leads by 5 in North Carolina.

Mitt Romney continues to grow his lead in North Carolina, now leading President Obama by five points in the state where Democrats plan to hold their national convention.

Romney was the choice of half of the respondents surveyed in a poll released Tuesday by Civitas, versus 45 percent for Obama. That’s a slight improvement over Romney’s March showing, when he led the president 47 percent to 45 percent.

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Romney has built his lead among independents, who now favor the Republican challenger 54-35 percent. That’s a double-digit improvement from March, and a significant shift from February, when the president led by two points with Independents.

This is huge news from a state Obama won fours years ago and where Dems plan to hold their lackluster convention this fall. If Independents continue to gravitate towards the Republican ticket, Obama could be in for a real surprise come November.