Carolina Journal reports:

Unaffiliated North Carolina voters are trending Republican, the conservative Civitas Institute found in its latest statewide poll. Even so, the Democratic Party maintains a lead on the generic ballot.

The poll was presented at the Oct. 25 luncheon where Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson explained what the results could mean for the upcoming election.

The poll, which surveyed 500 likely voters, was conducted between Oct. 18 and Oct. 21. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. Harper Polling gathered responses using landlines and cell phones.

With the Nov. 6 general election fast approaching, Civitas asked voters about a range of political issues at the national and state level.

Find more results from the poll here.