GOP Trumped in NC

Donald Trump leads in NC polls

A recent North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump’s the top choice of NC Republican primary voters. The percentage broke out as follows:

Donald Trump – 16%
12% for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker,
11% for Mike Huckabee,
9% for Ben Carson and Marco Rubio,
7% for Rand Paul,
6% for Ted Cruz,
5% for Chris Christie,
4% for Carly Fiorina,
2% for Rick Perry,
1% each for Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum, and
less than 1% each for John Kasich and George Pataki.

Trump’s favorability is with voters on the far right- 66% of ‘very conservative’ voters see him trump gopfavorably to only 24% with a negative view of him. Trump is polling particularly well with younger voters (29%) and men (20%).

Jeb Bush continues to struggle with conservatives. Among ‘very conservative’ Republicans, only 37% see him favorably to 44% who have a negative opinion of him and only 7% of those voters support him for the nomination, putting him in 7th place in the GOP field. Bush’s overall 43/35 favorability is the second worst of any of the 10 candidates we measured that for, besting only Chris Christie’s 27/41 standing.

Mike Huckabee has the highest favorability rating of the GOP hopefuls in North Carolina at 65/19. Also with particularly good numbers are Marco Rubio at 57/16 and Ben Carson at 55/10.

On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton still has a dominant lead, The poll distributes the votes as follows:

Clinton’s at 55%
20% for Bernie Sanders,
7% for Jim Webb, and
4% each for Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley.

Clinton’s dropped from 62% to this 55% standing over the last month, while Sanders has made an almost corresponding lead from 14% to 20%. Webb’s up 2 points from a month ago, and Chafee and O’Malley have stayed in place.

Clinton’s polling over 70% with African Americans, 60% with liberals and women, and 50% with moderates and voters in every age group. The 2 places she is doing a little weaker are with white voters where she leads Sanders 45/24 and men where her advantage is just 46/29.

Source: Clayton Jones, public policy polling