Both Mitt Romney and President Obama are polling at 48 percent in North Carolina in a new Public Policy Polling poll. Partisan breakdown is 48 percent Democrat, 34 percent Republican, and 19 percent independent. That huge 14-point Democratic advantage is surprising: In 2008, Democrats had an 11-point advantage over Republicans in North Carolina, while in 2004, Republicans had a 1-point advantage over Democrats.
A Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa voters found Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 45 percent. And in Florida, a poll by Gravis Marketing showed Obama at 49 percent and Romney right behind at 48 percent among likely voters.