Sunday, September 27, 2015
North Carolina Voters Show Their Presidential Preferences
Bernie Sanders is doing very well in New Hampshire -- a small state that borders his home state of Vermont. But he is having difficulty getting traction in other states. I have brought you polls from states like Iowa, New York, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas -- and all of them show Hillary Clinton with a huge lead in the Democratic race.
Now we have a new state reporting -- North Carolina. And again, the results show Hillary Clinton with a large lead -- about 30.4 points over Sanders (53.4% to 23%). That's with Biden in the race. If he doesn't enter, Clinton's majority would be even bigger.
North Carolina Republicans surprised me a bit. They have Donald Trump and Ben Carson in a virtual tie -- with Trump leading by less than a point (21.5% to 20.9%). Fiorina is in third, but far behind with only 9.9%. Rubio has 7.4% and Bush comes in 5th with 7%.
The numbers come from the Elon University Poll -- done between September 17th and 21st. They questioned 427 North Carolina Democrats (with a margin of error of 4.74 points) and 516 Republicans (with a margin of error of 4.31 points).