Mitt Romney holds a two-point lead over Barack Obama in North Carolina, according to a new poll.
Romney leads Obama by 45-43 percent margin, with 12 percent undecided, according to a new JZ Analytics poll.
The survey found that Romney has the support of 90 percent of Republican voters and leads among independents 36-34 percent. His big advantage is among men where he leads Obama by a 49-40 percent margin.
Obama leads Romney in North Carolina among women by a 46-41 percent margin, among 18-29 year olds by a 52-36 percent margin, and among voters aged 30-49 by a 45-39 percent margin. He has a lead among African-Americans of 85-7 percent margin.
If Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is included in the race, Obama leads with 43 percent, with Romney 42 percent, and Johnson at 3 percent.
The spin from pollster John Zogby: “Romney's lead in North Craolina takes a state away from Obama and could be a bellwether for Virginia which Obama also won in 2008. With Gary Johnson in the race, Obama gets 43 percent to Romney's 42 percent. Johnson's 3 percent looms pretty large. Something to watch.''