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

A new poll finds former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' MORE with a commanding lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat 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.

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The poll found Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments Liberal author Matt Stoller: Iowa caucus screw-up was 'Boeing 737 Max of the Democratic Party' MORE (I-Vt.) holding a 54 percent to 46 percent advantage over Trump, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegLiberal author Matt Stoller: Iowa caucus screw-up was 'Boeing 737 Max of the Democratic Party' Biden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll MORE (D) leads by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. Trump is tied with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenJack Black endorses Elizabeth Warren Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren MORE (Mass.), with each getting 50 percent support, and he leads Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Juan Williams: Black votes matter Clyburn: Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates 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 ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' 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.