Political Junkie: North Carolina Polls Explained

Aug 7, 2020

How tempered should the Democratic Party be about former Vice President Joe Biden's lead in polls of North Carolina voters?
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What insight do the polls hold less than 90 days away from the November elections? North Carolina has remained a bright purple target in the Electoral College and has received increased attention from presidential candidates in the 21st century. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently holds the lead in the Old North State, with four percentage points over President Donald Trump in a CBS Battleground Tracker Poll published on Aug. 2.

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