North Carolina’s status as a swing state is in peril. Polling done after President Obama’s “evolving” announcement on gay marriage show that, if anything, the state is swinging toward Mitt Romney:

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.

Bet the Democrats are glad they picked Charlotte.