by Brenée Goforth
Media Manager & Communications Associate, John Locke Foundation
Public Policy Polling released a new poll centering around the 2020 elections, according to Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello. Lindsay writes:
PPP, which has Democratic clients, surveyed 610 registered voters on June 17 and June 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4%. The survey was a mixed mode model with some respondents completing the survey over a landline while others participated in an opt-in internet panel.
The poll reports the presidential race being close this cycle. According to the article:
When matched up against five hypothetical Democratic presidential candidates, Trump narrowly leads Sen. Kamala Harris (47-46), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (48-46), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (47-44), but he trails when matched against former Vice President Joe Biden (49-46) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (48-47).
The poll shows North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in a tight race as well:
with PPP finding current Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper leading Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest by 45% to 41%. In PPP’s January poll, Cooper led Forest by 47% to 35%.
What about the legislature?
A majority of respondents aren’t happy with the job the North Carolina General Assembly is doing with 45% disapproving and 25% approving. Thirty percent are unsure. Both Democrats and Republicans are largely viewed unfavorably in the General Assembly.