Poll: N. Carolina Tied for Clinton, Trump

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 7, 2016 Updated: November 7, 2016

A new poll for North Carolina, a critical swing state for both the presidency and the U.S. Senate, shows that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied.

The final New York Times Upshot/Siena College survey on Nov. 7 shows Clinton and Trump are tied at 44 percent.

Republican senator Richard Burr leads Democratic challenger, Deborah Ross, 46 percent to 45 percent, according to the poll.

North Carolina is considered a critical state because of its 15 electoral votes.

In the last Upshot/Siena College poll, Clinton led Trump by 7 points. That poll was carried out before the FBI’s director, James Comey, announced the agency would be reviewing new emails tied to Clinton’s use of a private email server. After that, the race for the White House got closer in several states, polls have shown.

A poll from Quinnipiac shows that North Carolina—as well as Florida—indicates that it’s “too close to call.”

“After hundreds of millions of dollars and untold man-hours, and woman-hours, of campaigning, it would be fitting if the entire country broke into a chorus of ‘It’s beginning to look like 2000,’ in the two states that matter most – Florida and North Carolina,” stated Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

And the RealClearPolitics average shows that, nationwide, Clinton has 46.9 percent of the vote and Trump is at 44.3 percent.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.