North Carolina: Biden holds four-point advantage over Trump

Candice JaimungalSocial Media Contributor
October 25, 2020, 3:56 PM UTC

Democrat Cal Cunningham has a six-point lead in US Senate race 

The latest CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker shows a close race between Joe Biden with Donald Trump among likely voters in North Carolina with the Democrat holding a 51% to 47% lead.  

The President has a 65% to 34% advantage among White voters without a college degree while Joe Biden has a 51% vs. 45% edge among White voters with college degrees. The Democrat is attracting the overwhelming majority of the state’s Black voters, leading by 87% to 12%. Seniors are split 50% for Biden and 48% for Trump.  

Joe Biden’s voters in North Carolina are split on why they are voting for him, with 44% backing him in order to oppose Donald Trump, 40% supporting him because they like him and 16% because he is the Democratic nominee. Meanwhile, 67% of the President’s supporters are voting for him because they like him compared to 18% who are backing him in order to oppose Joe Biden and 15% who are supporting him because he is the Republican nominee.  

Half (51%) of voters in North Carolina who have not already voted say they plan to do so in person before Election Day, while 45% say they intend to vote in person on November 3. The remaining 4% plan to vote by mail or absentee ballot 

In North Carolina’s US Senate race, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham holds a six-point advantage over Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, leading 49% to 43%.  

See the toplines from this week’s CBS News/YouGov Poll 

Methodology: This survey was conducted on behalf of CBS News by YouGov between October 20-23, 2020. It is based on a representative sample of 1,037 registered voters in North Carolina. The margin of error for likely voters in North Carolina is ±4.1 points.​

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