The New York Times says North Carolina is a toss-up.
The newspaper had previously not included the state in its round-up of battlegrounds and had it leaning towards John McCain on its electoral map, but that changed today:
North Carolina, a state that is normally is about as red as they get, is being moved into the toss-up column. Mr. Obama has poured tons of money into the state, and is spending a lot of time there, and Republicans are growing increasingly anxious that he might take it away from them.
Meantime, Congressional Quarterly also moved the state into its "No Clear Favorite" category today.
At the outset, McCain had the edge — the GOP has won 9 out of the past 10 contests — but his comfort margin has evaporated. Obama can count on a large African-American turnout.
The Rothenberg Political Report still calls the state "Leans McCain," but his ratings haven't been publicly updated since late September.