Poll: Clinton up by 2 points in NC

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2 points in a tight North Carolina race, according to a new poll obtained exclusively by The Hill.

{mosads}Forty six percent of likely North Carolina voters in the Public Policy Polling survey support the Democratic nominee, while 44 percent  back her Republican rival. The poll, which was commissioned by Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), has a 3.1 percent margin of error.

North Carolina is a key swing state not only in the presidential election, and could play a role in deciding which party controls the Senate. In its Senate race, incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) holds a 1-point lead over Deborah Ross (D).

The issues most important to Tar Heel State voters, according to the poll, include jobs (97 percent), education (95 percent) and gun control (95 percent). 

Among decided voters, just more than half — 53 percent — say they are more likely to vote for a Senate candidate who support stronger gun laws.

“This is further evidence that responsible gun laws seem to only be controversial in Washington, D.C.,” Mark Prentice, a spokesman for Americans for Responsible Solutions, told The Hill.

The poll of 1,032 likely North Carolina voters was conducted last week.

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