North Carolinians Pick Trump Over Biden in Latest Poll

In North Carolina, Donald Trump leads Joe Biden 47% – 44%, according to Emerson College Polling. The poll also shows that President Biden has a 38% job approval rating while 54% of N.C. voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance. The poll sampled 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of three points.

When third-party candidates are included, Trump’s margin of victory over Biden increases to 46% – 37%. In this race, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gains 5% of the vote.

The economy is the chief concern with 36% when voters listed their top issue. Forty-seven% of voters surveyed say the country is on the wrong track. The next three issues listed as top concerns are: healthcare (14%), education (12%), and immigration (10%).

The poll also surveyed hypothetical presidential match-ups. In a race between Donald Trump and Vice President Kamala Harris (D), Trump leads 50% – 41%. In another hypothetical matchup between Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsome (D), Trump wins 49% – 34%.

The Emerson College poll posed questions about major concerns for both Trump and Biden. When asked about Trump’s legal issues, 51% said it was a concern, while 58% said that President Biden’s age was a concern.

With questions about President Biden’s health, Democrat party leaders are quietly considering replacement candidates for Biden in hopes to defeat Donald Trump in the election. While Vice President Harris and Gov. Newsome are mentioned as possible replacements, other names have surfaced.

Four Democrat governors who each won their election by double digits are being considered as possible presidential candidates: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D), Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D), and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.) has not ruled out a presidential run in 2024, but his age may be a factor because he is one year older than President Biden.

Michelle Obama’s name arises during these hypothetical discussions. She is popular, highly respected among Democrats and would likely win the votes among college educated women and African-Americans. However, she has stated on multiple occasions that she is not interested in being president.