North Carolina is a crucial swing state for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and a must-win for both. And early voting this far shows a huge advantage for HILLARY CLINTON!
So far in a poll of North Carolina early voters, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by more than 20 points.
The poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) finds that 63% of those who say they voted early back Clinton, while just 37% say they voted for Trump.
From The Hill:
The results are not the same as the official early-vote count, as the poll relies on people self-reporting both whether they have already voted and who they chose. But the results provide a snapshot of voters in a crucial swing state just 15 days before Election Day.
The poll also found that Clinton holds a slim lead over Trump among all likely voters, regardless of early-vote status, 47 percent to 44 percent.
North Carolina is one of the pivotal states for Trump, the Republican nominee, whose path to reaching the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House continues to narrow. Trump is gunning to sweep North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, which would give him the victory as long as he could hold other historically red states. But a loss in one of those swing states would make for a much tougher fight.