The polls keep rolling in with Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump RIGHT NOW…..
Biden has had a few flubs in the last few months….
But his lead over Trump and the rest of the Democrats continues unabated….
Bernie Sanders also leads Trump in the poll, but by only 1% point….
PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that voters in the state are closely divided about the 2020 Presidential election. Donald Trump has a 46% approval rating, with 49% of voters disapproving of him. Trump did 6 points better in North Carolina than he did nationally in the 2016 Presidential election, so it’s not surprising that his -3 net approval rating in the state is better than the -10 or so net approval he has nationally right now.
In hypothetical match ups with the 5 leading Democratic candidates for President, Trump ranges from trailing by 3 points to leading by 3 points. Trump gets 46 or 47% regardless of the Democrat he’s tested against, while the level of support for the Democrats fluctuates based on their name recognition. The two Democrats with leads over Trump are the best known- Joe Biden is up 49-46 on him and Bernie Sanders is up 48-47. Trump narrowly leads the lesser known Democrats- it’s a 47-46 edge over Kamala Harris, a 48-46 one over Elizabeth Warren, and a 47-44 one over Pete Buttigieg.
On average Trump leads the Democrats by 0.2%. North Carolina was the second closest state in the country for President in both 2008 and 2012 and at least at this early stage seems like it could be headed for a similarly close outcome in this election cycle. Still, an evenly divided North Carolina is not a great sign for Trump given his 4 point margin of victory in the state in 2016….