By Justin Sink
Nearly three-quarters say small businesses are primarily responsible for the success or failure of their own businesses, and eight in 10 say small-business owners work harder than the typical voter.
Romney also shows a positive favorability rating in the state, a divergence from many national polls. Half of North Carolina voters have a favorable view of the presumptive Republican nominee, while 47 percent view him unfavorably.
President Obama, meanwhile, remains under water with his job performance. While 47 percent of voters in the state approve of the job he's done as president, 51 percent disapprove.
The Rasmussen poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.