In a new East Carolina University poll released on Tuesday, President Trump projected support for Biden to 49 percent of potential voters in the state, compared to 47 percent, a gap that falls within the margin of the poll. The other 3 percent are undecided, and 2 percent said they would return another candidate.
Of those who said they intended to vote for Trump or Biden, only 4 percent responded that they were still open to changing their minds. Seventy percent of Trump voters and 70 percent of Biden voters said they are “extremely excited” about voting for president.
“Our survey results show that there are some unannounced voters and some voters who are willing to change their minds, whether they are currently Biden or Trump supporters. This suggests that the campaign’s efforts to woo voters are unlikely to make a significant difference. Instead, the Trump-Biden contest in North Carolina results in which party – Democrats or Republicans – do a better job of getting their supporters out to vote, ”said Peter Francia, director of the Center for Survey Research.
The poll is the latest to show a tight race in North Carolina, a swing state Trump won by nearly 4 points in 2016. Poll’s RealClear Politics shows the average president with a 1-narrow edge.
Taraheel is also home to several competitive down-ballot races along with the state sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland Tillisovernight Health Care: Trump’s Pressure on Health Agencies Reducing Public Confidence | Top spokespersons for FDA walk out after 11 days, until Tillis says he ‘falls short’ by wearing masks for speech, Democrats worry about voter conflict in suburban (R) and Democrat Cal Cunningham reached 44 percent in North Carolina’s Senate race. Democratic Government Roy Cooper has a 50–40 lead over Lieutenant Government Dan Forrest (R).
The East Carolina University poll surveyed 1,101 potential voters from August 29-30 and had an error of 3.4 percent.