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2012: Romney leads in NC, per Elon poll

Romney leads in North Carolina 47-43%, according to a new Elon University poll out today, the day the Democratic National Convention here begins.

“One reason for Romney’s edge: By a margin of 52 percent to 39 percent, North Carolina voters say he would do a better job handling the economy,” the Charlotte Observer writes. The poll also found that Obama doesn’t enjoy the same support among women in North Carolina that he does elsewhere and nationally. Among men, Romney leads by 12, but among women, the candidates are tied.