Trump leads Biden in North Carolina: Poll

Former President Trump is six points ahead of President Biden in North Carolina, new polling shows. 

A Mason-Dixon North Carolina poll found Trump with 49 percent support among voters in the Tar Heel State, while Biden brought in 43 percent. Another eight percent were undecided. 

The poll comes just after North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday that he thinks Biden can win the state this fall – after Trump took the state in both 2016 and 2020. 

“I believe President Biden can win North Carolina,” Cooper said at Semafor’s World Economy Summit. “And the campaign obviously believes that because they are investing. And they are there.”

No Democratic presidential candidate has won North Carlina since Barack Obama in 2008. President Obama lost the Tar Heel State four years later to Republican Mitt Romney.

The Biden campaign is zeroing in on North Carolina as a possible flip opportunity in 2024, but has acknowledged it will “take relentless effort” to reach the voters it needs by November. 

In Western Carolina, Trump is up by a whopping 30 points, according to the poll – while Biden is ahead 18 points in the Triangle area around Raleigh and Durham, and is up more narrowly in the Charlotte metro area. 

Trump is leading among men in North Carolina, while Biden is ahead among women. Trump has 61 percent of white voters in the state, while Biden has 80 percent of Black voters. 

The Republican also has the edge among independent voters, with 49 percent to 41 percent. 

Polling averages from The Hill/Decision Desk HQ show Trump with a 3-point edge over Biden in the state. 

The new poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. was conducted April 9-13 among 635 registered North Carolina voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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