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CJ Reports: Public Policy Polling finds N.C. closely divided on Trump, Cooper re-election

Public Policy Polling released a new poll centering around the 2020 elections, according to Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello. Lindsay writes:

PPP, which has Democratic clients, surveyed 610 registered voters on June 17 and June 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4%. The survey was a mixed mode model with some respondents completing the survey over a landline while others participated in an opt-in internet panel.

The poll reports the presidential race being close this cycle. According to the article:

When matched up against five hypothetical Democratic presidential candidates, Trump narrowly leads Sen. Kamala Harris (47-46), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (48-46), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (47-44), but he trails when matched against former Vice President Joe Biden (49-46) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (48-47).

The poll shows North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in a tight race as well:

with PPP finding current Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper leading Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest by 45% to 41%. In PPP’s January poll, Cooper led Forest by 47% to 35%.

What about the legislature?

A majority of respondents aren’t happy with the job the North Carolina General Assembly is doing with 45% disapproving and 25% approving. Thirty percent are unsure. Both Democrats and Republicans are largely viewed unfavorably in the General Assembly.

Read the full article here. Follow North Carolina politics and elections here.

Brenee Goforth / Marketing and Communications Associate

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