Recent polls have been moving Mitt Romney's way in North Carolina. His current Real Clear Politics average lead in the state is 2% and he has led in 4 of the last 5 polls there, including by 50-45% in the most recent Civitas Poll. North Carolina has voted for the eventual nominee in 8 of the last 10 elections.
Despite winning three big statewide races in 2008, North Carolina as a battleground often almost seems a fluke. That the DNC is holding their nominating convention there shows how key they believed that victory was. But Democrats have seen all sorts of problems. Labor Unions have shown dissatisfaction that the nominating convention is being held in North Carolina, a right-to-work state. The influence of Big Labor is almost non-existent for the convention and the party has had difficulty raising funds. Continue Reading