A survey released Tuesday by WRAL-TV found that, a week before Election Day, former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama, 50 percent to 45 percent in North Carolina.
The Raleigh-Durham TV station's poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, comes on the heels of three other state polls -- released between last Thursday and Monday -- that said the presidential race in the Tar Heel State is neck-and-neck.
That was also the verdict in WRAL's last poll, from four weeks ago. But the one released Tuesday found that Romney had moved into a lead by eliminating Obama's advantage with female voters. They are now tied at 47 percent among women, the poll found.
Romney was ahead among independents and weathier voters, according to WRAL.
Favoring Obama: Young voters.
With early voting in the state underway, the WRAL survey found that Obama leads among people who have already voted (56 percent to 43 percent).
But those who said they plan to vote in Election Day favor Romney, 60 percent to 33 percent.
-- Tim Funk
Tuesday, October 30, 2012