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Poll: Biden, Sanders top Trump in North Carolina in potential 2020 match-ups


Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) both poll ahead of President Trump in a survey of North Carolina voters for potential 2020 Democratic contenders.

Biden leads Trump by 5 points, 49 percent to 44 percent, in the survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Wednesday and Sanders leads the president by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent. 

Trump was pitted against six possible Democratic opponents in the poll, and registered no higher than 46 percent support in the key battleground state.  

{mosads}Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who recently became the first major Democratic name to jump into the 2020 race, tied with Trump at 46 percent support apiece. 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Trump both had 45 percent support. 

Trump topped former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) by 1 point among North Carolina voters, 46 percent to 45 percent.

Voters in the state are closely divided on their support of the president, with 50 percent disapproving of his job performance, compared to 46 percent who approve.

“Donald Trump’s not very popular in North Carolina,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “After winning the state by 4 points in 2016, he looks like even money at best for 2020 in the state, at least at this early stage.” 

The Public Policy Polling survey was conducted among 750 registered voters between Jan. 4-7. The margin of error is 3.6 percentage points.

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