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Democratic Poll Finds Good Numbers for North Carolina GOP

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic Party-affiliated firm, found good news for President Donald Trump in North Carolina. They observe that the president has an average lead of 0.2% over his Democratic opponents in the Old North State.

In individual races, the numbers vary slightly, PPP finds that Trump leads most of the time: "The two Democrats with leads over Trump are the best known -- Joe Biden is up 49-46 on him and Bernie Sanders is up 48-47. Trump narrowly leads the lesser known Democrats -- it's a 47-46 edge over Kamala Harris, a 48-46 one over Elizabeth Warren, and a 47-44 one over Pete Buttigieg."

While potential nominees Biden and Sanders ostensibly lead, their support in the state has been slipping. For example, in PPP's previous survey, Biden led by five. He is down to three points, squarely within the poll's 4% margin of error.

PPP also observed a sharp increase in support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest, currently the Tar Heel Stat…
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