Poll: Trump trails the top Democratic contenders in North Carolina

Poll: Trump trails the top Democratic contenders in North Carolina
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A new poll out Wednesday finds President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE trailing the top three Democratic White House hopefuls in North Carolina, which the president carried by nearly 4 points in 2016.

The new survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling found former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE with a 5-point lead, 51-46, over Trump. Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHarris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda Judd Gregg: The Kamala threat — the Californiaization of America GOP set to release controversial Biden report MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (I-Vt.) each hold a 3-point lead over the president, which falls just inside the poll's margin of error.

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The survey found Trump tied with Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice First presidential debate to cover coronavirus, Supreme Court Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (D-Calif.) at 47 percent support each, and the president edging South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Hillicon Valley: FBI, DHS warn that foreign hackers will likely spread disinformation around election results | Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day | Trump to meet with Republican state officials on tech liability shield Facebook takes down Chinese network targeting Philippines, Southeast Asia and the US MORE 47-46.

Republicans will hold their nominating convention in Charlotte next year. Former President Obama won the Tar Heel State in 2008, but the state has gone for the Republican presidential candidate in every other election since 1980, including for Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE against Obama in 2012.

Trump’s job approval in the state is higher than it is nationally, at 46 percent approval, though 51 percent disapprove of the job he's doing. Voters in the state are split on impeachment in the survey, with 48 percent supporting the inquiry and 48 percent opposing. 

In the state's Democratic primary, Biden holds a healthy lead with 39 percent support, followed by Warren at 22, Buttigieg at 9 and Sanders at 3.

North Carolina’s primary will take place on March 3, or Super Tuesday.

The Public Policy Polling survey of 963 voters in North Carolina was conducted from Oct. 4 to 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.