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Key shifts in N.C. voter views in new NBC-Wall Street poll

Posted August 12

Gov. Pat McCrory, left, and Attorney General Roy Cooper shake hands after their first gubernatorial debate on June 24, 2016.

Democrats seem to have received a major post national political convention bounce, according to the latest NBC News -Wall Street Journal poll of North Carolina voters. Among registered voters, Democrat Hillary Clinton gained four points over the last month and leads Republican Donald Trump 48 percent to 39 percent in the race for president. Trump gained a point since July. Democrat Roy Cooper picked up two points in the last month and leads incumbent Republican Pat McCrory 51-44. Most dramatic, Democrat Deborah Ross, who was seven points behind incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr last month, now leads Burr 46-44. Ross picked up five points while Burr dropped four from a month ago.

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  • Glenda Hightower Aug 12, 1:41 p.m.
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    Excellent, wonderful news. As Trump would say, "Yyugh"! I knew we had more intelligent folks than non-intelligent. This poll says I was right.