Trump Pulls Ahead Of Biden In N.C. Poll

The race for the 2024 general election in North Carolina is heating up, with former President Donald Trump currently leading President Joe Biden by 3 points, according to a recent survey conducted by Emerson College Polling.

In a hypothetical matchup between the two front-runners, Trump garnered 47 percent support from North Carolina voters, while Biden received 44 percent. A significant portion, 10 percent, remains undecided.

When third-party candidates were added to the equation, Trump maintained his lead with 46 percent support, while Biden trailed behind with 37 percent. Robert Kennedy Jr. received 5 percent support, while Cornel West and Jill Stein each garnered 1 percent. The remaining 11 percent of voters remained undecided.

Among independent voters in North Carolina, Trump secured a 3-point lead over Biden, with 43 percent supporting the former president and 40 percent supporting the current president.

According to Spencer Kimball, the Executive Director of Emerson College Polling, younger voters are more inclined to support President Biden, with 53 percent of voters under 30 favoring him compared to 35 percent for Trump. A plurality of voters in their 30s also lean towards Biden, with 47 percent supporting him and 40 percent supporting Trump. Voters in their 40s are evenly split, with 45 percent supporting each candidate. However, voters over 50 favor Trump, with 52 percent supporting him and 40 percent supporting Biden.

The survey also explored hypothetical matchups between Trump and other potential candidates. According to Emerson, Trump leads Vice President Kamala Harris by 9 points, with 50 percent supporting him and 41 percent supporting Harris. Similarly, California Governor Gavin Newsom trails behind Trump, with 34 percent support compared to Trump’s 49 percent.

In addition to candidate preferences, the survey delved into concerns about President Biden’s age. A majority of North Carolina voters, 58 percent, expressed doubts about voting for Biden due to his age, while 42 percent did not consider it a serious consideration.

The latest survey was conducted by Emerson College Polling in collaboration with The Hill and involved 1,000 registered voters in North Carolina. The data was collected from February 14th to 16th, providing valuable insights into the current political landscape in the state.