President Donald Trump has perhaps strengthened his electoral position in North Carolina. A May Civitas poll shows him besting former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 45 to 37 percent in North Carolina in a rematch of the 2016 election.
In the same poll, Trump’s approval rating surpassed the 50 percent threshold in North Carolina for the first time, scoring a 51 percent approval rating in the Civitas poll. “These results are noteworthy because they appear to be contrary to the narrative of an oncoming anti-Trump blue wave,” said Civitas President Donald Bryson. “Either the blue wave momentum is not congealing, or North Carolinians are simply acting contrary to the larger national narrative, even when you consider the generic congressional ballot.”
In North Carolina, Trump beat Clinton 50.5 percent to 46.7 percent in 2016.
Crosstabs for the poll can be found here.