President Donald Trump leads presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden by 2 points in North Carolina, according to a survey launched by Cardinal Point Analytics on Thursday.
In a head to head match, the survey reveals President Donald Trump gets the assistance of 48 percent of respondents, compared to 46 percent for Biden. Only three percent of survey respondents were unsure.
The Cardinal Point Analytics survey leads to North Carolina released Thursday continue the pattern in the previous week of President Trump picking up speed in a number of battlefield states, as Breitbart News reported earlier today.
North Carolina is a key battlefield state whose 15 electoral college votes are anticipated to play an important role in figuring out the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016 in North Carolina by a margin of four points, 50 percent to 46 percent. Had Hillary Clinton won North Carolina, Trump’s 2016 election day electoral college overall would have dropped from 306 to 291, still sufficient to surpass the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency.
Remarkably, there is no difference in presidential assistance by gender in the Cardinal Point Analytics poll released on Thursday. Men favor Trump by two points, as do females.
Also, surprisingly, assistance for Trump is greater amongst more youthful age groups.
Amongst voters age 18 to 40, Trump leads Biden 60 percent to 34 percent. Trump’s benefit over Biden decreases amongst voters age 41 to 74, to 52 percent to 43 percent. Amongst citizens 75 years of age and older, Biden leads by a margin of 54 percent to 42 percent.
White citizens support Trump over Biden by a margin of 59 percent to 35 percent. Black voters support Biden over Trump by a margin of 87.3 percent to 8.9 percent.
The Cardinal Point Analytics survey of 735 likely voters was performed between July 22 and July 24 and has a 3.6 percent margin of error.
In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Democratic opposition Cal Cunningham are connected with 43 percent assistance each.
In the Real Clear Politics Typical of Polls, Cunningham leads Tillis by 6.2 points.
In the gubernatorial race, incumbent Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC) and Republican challenger Dan Forest are connected with 46 percent assistance each.
In the Real Clear Politics Average of Surveys, Cooper leads Forest by 10.2 points.
Cardinal Point Analytics is not among the ballot companies rated by fivethirtyeight.com.