RALEIGH – Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton in the latest Civitas poll.
When asked for whom they would vote if the presidential election were held today, 39 percent of North Carolina likely voters said Donald Trump while just 36 percent said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
And while Clinton continues to lead among women by 11% (44-33), Trump leads among men by 19% (46-27).
The text of the question can be found below:
If the election for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between…
37% 39% Donald Trump, the Republican,
49% 36% Hillary Clinton, the Democrat,
8% … or Gary Johnson, the Libertarian?
10% 14% Lean/ Undecided
32% 31% DEFINITELY TRUMP
5% 9% PROBABLY TRUMP
3% 2% LEAN TRUMP
42% 30% DEFINITELY CLINTON
6% 6% PROBABLY CLINTON
1% 2% LEAN CLINTON
5% DEFINITELY JOHNSON
3% PROBABLY JOHNSON
* LEAN JOHNSON
6% 9% HARD UNDECIDED
2% 2% NAMED OTHER
2% 2% REFUSED
(Due to rounding, totals may not equal 100.)
Crosstabs can be found here.
To learn more about the rest of the poll, click here.
The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken May 21-23, 2016.
Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller voting in North Carolina, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.