Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton Takes Slim Lead In North Carolina


More evidence Donald Trump's post-Republican convention rants and tirades continue to dog his presidential campaign.

Democrat Hillary Clinton now has a slim 2 point lead over the Trumpster according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina.

She’s at 43% to 41% for Donald Trump, 7% for Gary Johnson, and 2% for Jill Stein. In a head to head contest just between Clinton and Trump, she leads 47/46. Voters haven’t changed their feelings much about Clinton since our June poll in the state- her favorability rating was 39/55 then and it’s 40/55 now.

But Trump – already unpopular – has become even more so. He’s seen a 7 point decline in his net popularity from -14 at 38/52 down to -21 at 37/58. “Hillary Clinton’s taken a small lead in North Carolina,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “That has more to do with Donald Trump than it does with her- every time he opens his mouth he just keeps getting even more and more unpopular than he already was.”

Also from the poll, 69% of Trump supporters say should Clinton win, it will be due to the race being rigged.

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