FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this April 24, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Republican Mitt Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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