Monmouth University polled 401 likely North Carolina voters (MOE +-4.9%) between August 20th and 23rd, and here is what they found:
- President: Hillary Clinton outpolls Donald Trump 44-42 percent with Tar Heel state voters — well within the margin of error. Libertarian Gary Johnson is polling at 7 percent. (He WON’T finish that high.) Trump gets 86 percent of Republicans while Hillary gets 91 percent of Democrats. Trump takes independents by 44-30 percent over Clinton. (Johnson takes 15 percent.)
- US Senate: Richard Burr is outpolling Deborah Ross 45-43 percent — again, well within the margin of error. Libertarian Sean Haugh is polling at 4 percent. Burr has 94 percent of Republicans in his corner, while Ross only has 89 percent of Democrats. Burr carries independents over Ross by 46-31 percent. Burr has an approval / disapproval rate of 46-30 percent. Surprisingly, for a 20 year veteran of DC, 24 percent of respondents said they had NO OPINION of him.
- Governor: Here’s the heartburn territory for Republicans. We’re starting to see some consistency in the polls for this race. These guys show Cooper outpolling McCrory 52 to 43 percent — well outside the margin of error. Cooper has the support of 93 percent of Democrats, while McCrory has 89 percent of Republicans. This poll shows McCrory underwater on his approval / disapproval ratio 45 percent to 46 percent. (Of course, they are blaming HB2 for McCrory’s problems.)