Here's an interesting extract from the Charlotte News-Observer on the battle for North Carolina:
The two largest Women for Obama chapters in the nation are in Greensboro and in Fayetteville.
The Obama campaign has had a string of surrogates in the state, from actress Ashley Judd, to deputy campaign managers Stephanie Cutter and Juliana Smoot, meeting with women, talking about such issues as education, health care, preventative care and equal pay.
Perhaps, then, it's not a surprise that SC Gov. Nikki Haley just touched down yet again in North Carolina for a "Women for Mitt" event, where she talked up Romney's economic chops and hammered the Democrats' "War on Women" narrative.
Romney should've locked up North Carolina long ago, but less than two months until the election, Barack Obama actually leads by 1% in the RCP average of Tarheel polls. Make no mistake -- this is a state that still leans Romney, and most don't expect Obama to steal it this time.
But you'd have to say that Obama is much closer to Romney in North Carolina than Romney to Obama in Ohio. That shows just how tough the electoral map is looking for Mitt right now.