Clinton Holds Single-Point Lead In Swing State North Carolina Poll


Hillary Clinton holds a close, single-point lead in North Carolina according to a new poll from Elon University.

Clinton comes out slightly ahead of Donald Trump, 42-41, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 3 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a write-in on the state’s ballot, at 1 percent.

The poll was conducted Oct. 23-27, so it does not take into account how the recent FBI statement regarding the ongoing investigation into Clinton’s emails will affect her popularity in the state.

The former Secretary of State’s lead in North Carolina has shrunk since Elon University polled the race in September, when she led by six points, 45-39.

The Elon University poll was conducted via live telephone interviews from Oct. 23-27 among 710 likely North Carolina voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the general election in North Carolina shows a tossup, with Clinton leading Trump, 46.9 to 45.3.