Under the Dome

Poll shows Trump, Clinton maintain leads in NC


Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton still hold comfortable leads in North Carolina, according to a new survey released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling.

PPP found that on the Republican side, Trump led with 29 percent of the GOP primary vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had 19 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio 16 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich was the only other candidate in double digits at 11 percent.

Among Democrats, Clinton led Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 52 percent to 35 percent. That’s closer than the 59 percent-26 percent lead she enjoyed a month ago.

PPP found the race essentially tied among white voters, while Clinton enjoyed a wide margin among African-Americans, 64 percent to 24 percent.

Jim Morrill: 704-358-5059, @jimmorrill