While within the margin of error, former vice president Joe Biden has taken a one-point lead over President Donald Trump in North Carolina. Biden now leads 45 to 44 in the latest Civitas Poll. North Carolina is one of the key states that is expected to decide the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who was not leading in any of the final state polls in North Carolina in 2016, ended up winning by almost four points over Hillary Clinton.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a unique variable here and across the country that may make the election harder to forecast.
Cal Cunningham has a three-point lead over Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in a race that is expected to play a role in deciding which party ends up controlling the U.S. Senate.
In the governor’s race, Cooper can still boast of a substantial lead over Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (49-39 percent). That lead is down two points for Cooper from May. Democrats previously trailed Republicans in the generic ballot for state legislative races, but now lead (44-40 percent). In May, Republicans led the generic ballot by two points.
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