Some very good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll:
PPP’s new North Carolina poll finds Cal Cunningham leading Thom Tillis 48-42. That represents a slight improvement for Cunningham from PPP’s last public poll of the race in late July when Cunningham’s advantage was 48-44.
The news over the weekend is having somewhat of an impact on Cunningham’s favorability rating, with 37% saying they have a positive opinion of him to 39% with a negative one. But that -2 net favorability rating is still 21 points better than Tillis’- he’s at -23 with 31% of voters having a favorable opinion of him to 54% with an unfavorable one.
58% of voters heard about the news over the weekend and among those who did 58% say it doesn’t make a difference in their vote. Most notably among independent voters 69% have heard the news over the weekend…and Cunningham leads Tillis by 19 points with independents at 53-34 anyway. 37% say it makes them less likely to vote for Cunningham, and 3% say it makes them more likely to.
There isn’t a ton of room for growth for Tillis among the people who say the news makes them less likely to vote for Cunningham though- he’s already winning those people 79-10. It really is just Trump voters already predisposed against Cunningham who care about this episode- among non-Trump voters 80% say it will not impact their votes with just 12% saying it makes them less likely to vote for Cunningham.
Joe Biden leads 50-46 in North Carolina, including 52-41 with independents.
Only 6% of voters who watched the debate say it changed their mind about who to vote for. But Biden's winning that group 74-24, further tipping the state into his column:https://t.co/4hQa3881DF— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 5, 2020
Roy Cooper leads Dan Forest 52-40.
Cooper had a 49/38 favorability.
Voters don't like Dan Forest who is at 36/39.
Could be because 63% of North Carolinians are 'very concerned' about the coronavirus:https://t.co/4hQa3881DF
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 5, 2020
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