PAT McCRORY FIGHTS FOR HIS POLITICAL LIFE …
As violence envelops the city of Charlotte, N.C., its former mayor continues to fight for his political life …
Three new polls were released this week in their race – which many view as a microcosm of the national election between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In the Tar Heel State’s major population centers – Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and Durham – Cooper is expected to clean much like U.S. president Barack Obama did in 2008 and 2012.
Meanwhile, McCrory is expected to fare better in the state’s rural counties, where support for Trump is running high.
Which candidate will turn their voters out? The answer could not only determine North Carolina’s next governor – but America’s next president.
According to a new survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP), Cooper leads McCrory by a 46-41 percent margin – with Libertarian Lon Cecil drawing two percent support.
The same poll found Trump leading Clinton by a 45-43 percent margin – with Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving the support of six percent of respondents.
Obama won North Carolina in 2008 with 49.7 percent of the vote (compared to John McCain’s 49.4 percent). In 2012, Mitt Romney carried the state with 50.3 percent of the vote (compared to Obama’s 48.3 percent).
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