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New poll: Trump trails leading Democratic rivals in North Carolina, voters divided on impeachment

The latest numbers from Public Policy Polling find that more than half  (51%) of North Carolina voters disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing, with five leading Democratic candidates besting him in a head-to-head match-up.

Here’s how the numbers break down, according to the latest state poll:

Joe Biden has a 5 point advantage at 51-46, Elizabeth Warren has a 3 point advantage at 49-46, and Bernie Sanders is up 50-47. Trump and Kamala Harris tie at 47, and Trump has a slight advantage over Pete Buttigieg at 47-46. It’s notable that regardless of the Democrat he’s tested against, Trump always polls at 46-47% in North Carolina.

On the issue of impeachment, North Carolinians who were surveyed were equally divided. Here’s how the pollsters at PPP explain those findings:

48% of voters support impeaching Trump, with an equal 48% opposed. At this point disapproval for Trump and support for impeaching Trump have become almost the same thing- only 7% of voters who disapprove of Trump are opposed to impeaching him.

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis has made his support for President Trump clear over the last few months, and likewise Trump has offered his endorsement to Tillis. But this latest poll shows that partnership has done little to help North Carolina’s junior Senator.

Thom Tillis continues to be quite unpopular, with only 22% of voters approving of the job he’s doing to 44% who disapprove. In addition to being broadly unpopular with Democrats (9/59) and independents (22/48), he continues to have tepid numbers within his own party. Just 40% of Republicans approve of the job he’s doing to 22% who disapprove, which is why he’s having to beat back a primary challenge from Garland Tucker.

Read the full poll results here, including how state issues like Medicaid expansion and nonpartisan redistricting fare with voters.

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