Poll: Biden leads Trump by double digits in battleground North Carolina

A new poll finds former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE with a commanding lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE in North Carolina, a state the president narrowly won in 2016.

The Emerson College survey finds Biden ahead of Trump by 12 points, 56 percent to 44 percent.


The poll found Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster Schumer, Pelosi meeting with White House on infrastructure Feehery: 8 reasons why Biden should take the bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (I-Vt.) holding a 54 percent to 46 percent advantage over Trump, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Buttigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm MORE (D) leads by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. Trump is tied with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate to vote on elections bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Progressives fear nightmare scenario over voting rights assault MORE (Mass.), with each getting 50 percent support, and he leads Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisA call to action for strategic space competition with China Old-guard Democrats must end the filibuster and symbolic progress Biden job approval at 43 percent in Iowa: poll MORE (D-Calif.) 51percent to 49 percent, within the survey's margin of error.

Trump carried North Carolina in 2016 by 3.6 points over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Some Democrats worry rising crime will cost them The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda MORE, but Democrats are optimistic they can flip it in 2020. North Carolina has gone for the GOP presidential nominee in every election cycle since 1980, with the exception of 2008 when former President Obama won there by half a percentage point.

Republicans will hold their nominating convention next year in Charlotte.

Trump’s approval rating in North Carolina is underwater — 41 percent positive and 52 percent negative.

Biden holds a significant lead over the rest of the Democratic field in North Carolina, which is one of 12 states to vote on Super Tuesday. Biden has 39 percent support, followed by Sanders at 22 percent, Warren at 15 percent, Buttigieg at 8 percent and Harris at 5 percent.

Sixty-two percent of Democratic primary voters say they could still change their minds before the state's primary on March 3. 

The Emerson College poll of 932 registered voters was conducted between May 31 and June 3 and has a 3.1 percentage point margin of error.