• Trump Surges To First Place In North Carolina

    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is the leading choice among North Carolina Republican primary voters in Wednesday’s Public Policy Poll.

    Trump leads the poll with the support of 16 percent of those surveyed in spite of the backlash he’s faced from with companies like Macy’s, NBC, PGA, and Univision for his comments about illegal immigrants during  his presidential campaign speech.

    “Trump’s favorability rating in North Carolina is 55/32, much higher than we were finding in national polls prior to his entry into the race,” Public Policy Poll (PPP) reported. “Trump’s really caught fire with voters on the far right- 66% of ‘very conservative’ voters see him favorably to only 24% with a negative view of him. Trump is polling particularly well with younger voters (29%) and men (20%).”

    Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are trailing close behind with 12 percent.

    Jeb Bush was previously the frontrunner in North Carolina, but he has since taken a back seat to “The Donald.”

    Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio all received less than 10 percent of the vote.

    The outspoken billionaire and real estate tycoon is especially favored by “very conservative” voters, with 66 percent favoring him as opposed to 24 percent who have a negative view of Trump.

    Among very conservative voters, 44 percent do not like Bush, while 37 percent do. Only seven percent have him as their favorite candidate. Bush’s favorability rating is second worst, beating only Chris Christie.

    Hillary Clinton still has a dominating lead on the Democratic side, but socialist Bernie Sanders is catching up to her in North Carolina. Clinton saw a ten-point drop in support from last month’s standing. Sanders jumped from 14 percent to twenty percent of supporters.

    Jim Webb had seven percent while Lincoln Chaffee and Martin O’Malley had four percent.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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