A new poll commissioned by a Democratic leaning group shows President Barack Obama with a slim lead over Republican Mitt Romney in North Carolina.
Obama holds a 47-44 percent margin in the state, according to a survey commissioned by Project New America, a Denver-based group with Democratic ties that develops, conducts and disseminates research and messaging.
The survey found that Obama leading among women by a 49-43 percent margin, tied among men, and leading among African-Americans by a 92-7 percent margin.
Obama also was viewed as someone more likely to understand the struggle of the middle class by a 46-30 percent margin
The poll of 500 likely voters was conducted for the group by Grove Insight on Oct. 17-18 and had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.
The latest Rasmussen Reports poll, a Republican-leaning firm in New Jersey, showed Romney up over Obama in North Carolina by a 52-46 margin. The survey of 500 voters taken Oct. 17 and a margin of error 4.5 percent.
A survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm in Raleigh, showed Romney up 49-47 percent. The PPP poll of 1,084 voters was conduced Oct. 12-14 and had a margin of error of 3 percent.