Obama Can Kiss North Carolina Goodbye … Rasmussen Election Poll 2012: North Carolina President North Carolina – Romney 51%, Obama 43%
RUT-ROH … more bad polling data for Barack Obama. The Tar Heel state is turning into an unmitigated disaster for North Carolina.
In a Rasmussen poll following Obama’s flip-flopping on the “Gay marriage” issue, Mitt Romney takes a 51% to 43% lead in North Carolina. The two were nearly tied just a month ago. However, that was then and this is now that Obama has become the “first gay” President. No sooner had 61% of North Carolinians voted for a referendum adopting a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, than Obama declared himself in favor of gay marriage and insulted Tar Heel voters. This was certain to take NC out of the so-called battleground states and into the leans Republican.
Mitt Romney has moved out to an eight-point lead over President Obama in North Carolina after the two men were virtually tied a month ago.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Tar Heel State shows the putative Republican nominee earning 51% of the vote to Obama’s 43%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
To make matters worse and completely awkward for Barack Obama and Democrats is that the Democrat National Convention is to be held in North Carolina later this summer. Oops.
President Barack Obama’s decision in February 2011 to hold the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina looked like a bold move to reclaim a state he’d won in 2008. Today, it’s more like an awkward fit.
The state’s Democratic Party is mired in a sexual harassment scandal. Voters just approved a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, which conflicts with Obama’s view on the issue. Convention fundraising has been slow, and labor unions tapped to fill the financial gap are angry the convention will be in a city — Charlotte — with no unionized hotels and in a state where compulsory union membership or the payment of dues is prohibited as an employment condition.