RALEIGH – An early release of a Civitas Poll finds that President Donald Trump is leading, albeit by thin margins, when matched up against four of the top Democratic presidential candidates. A survey of 500 likely North Carolina voters were asked, “If the 2020 Presidential election were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for:”
This poll also found that Democratic voters are roughly twice as likely to cross over and vote for President Trump than Republicans are to vote for any of the four Democratic candidates listed.
“Predictably, the polls are tightening up in North Carolina as we draw closer to 2020 and Democratic nominees receive more press time,” said Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson. “As the saying goes, candidates can run two ways: unopposed or scared. I think this poll says that everyone should be doing the latter. Everyone.”
A recent national SurveyUSA poll released on August 7, 2019 found that at a national level each Democratic candidate fares more favorably than they do across North Carolina. With 15 electoral votes at stake, as well as a political mix at the Council of State level, North Carolina continues to remain an active swing state.
You can see how Trump fares against the Democrats among women voters in North Carolina here.