A new N.C. poll conducted by High Point University found that President Barack Obama has a slight lead among the state's registered voters.
The survey, released Thursday, found that 46 percent of N.C. registered voters said they would now vote for Democrat Obama. Those favoring Republican Mitt Romney: 43 percent.
That's a reversal of the previous High Point University Poll, in early September, which found Romney ahead of Obama, 46 percent to 43 percent.
In the new poll, participants were also asked whether they approved or disapproved of the way Obama is handling his job as president. Forty-nine percent said they approved; 47 said they disapproved.
The margin of error in the latest poll: 4.7 percent.
-- Tim Funk