The left-leaning Public Policy Polling survey showed Obama with a five point lead in the Tar Heel State, which is his largest lead since Nov. 2010.
The president had a 51 to 38 percent advantage with independents and, just like most recent national polls, the president was doing extremely well among women -- holding 54 to 39 percent lead over Romney.
The president was also dominating in the Triangle with a 60 to 33 percent advantage.
"Barack Obama's numbers in North Carolina are the strongest they've been in over a year," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "Mitt Romney's been weakened considerably by the Republican nomination process, although there's plenty of time for him to recover now."
PPP surveyed 975 North Carolina voters from April 4 to 7. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.1%.