Among North Carolina voters likely to cast ballots in November’s presidential election, 47% currently support Clinton and 46% back Trump, while another 4% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson. In the Monmouth poll taken in late August, Clinton had 44% support, Trump had 42% support, and Johnson had 7% support.
Clinton has a large lead among black, Hispanic, and Asian voters (78% to 16%), while Trump continues to lead among white voters (59% to 35%). Trump maintains leads among both white men (60% to 32% compared with 51% to 29% in August) and white women (58% to 38% compared with 56% to 33% in August).
Trump has increased his sizable advantage among white voters without a college degree – 72% to 23%, compared with 66% to 22% two months ago. However, he still trails among white voters with a college degree – 43% to 50% for Clinton, which is slightly worse than his 39% to 43% deficit two months ago.
“The main thing that’s moved in this race is a drop in support for Gary Johnson and more undecided voters making up their minds. In any event, it remains a nail-biter,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.