ECU polls North Carolinians on impeachment, 2020 election

Published: Oct. 14, 2019 at 1:09 PM EDT
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ECU has released a poll focusing on impeachment and the 2020 election.

The university released the figures gathered by Peter Francia and Jonathan Morris of ECU's Center for Survey Research.

ECU says that the results are based on data collected from 1,076 registered voters in North Carolina who completed the survey between October 2-9.

The margin of error is plus or minus 3%, ECU says.

The results are as follows:

-50% of registered voters in North Carolina oppose the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office compared to 44% who favor it.

-More than 80% of self-identified Democrats favor impeachment compared to 9% of Republicans and 36% of independents and unaffiliated registered voters.

-Only 44% of registered voters in North Carolina think that Trump should be re-elected compared to 51% who think it is time for someone else to be president.

-North Carolina is almost evenly split on Trump’s job performance, with 45% who approve and 47% who disapprove.

-Among Democrats, former Vice President Joe Biden leads at 29%, ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders 19%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren 17%, Andrew Yang 9%, Sen. Kamala Harris 8%, Mayor Pete Buttigieg 4%, Beto O’Rourke 4%, Sen. Amy Klobuchar 3%, Sen. Cory Booker 1%, and Julian Castro 1%.

-In head-to-head matchups against some of the top Democratic contenders, Trump currently sits in a virtual tie in North Carolina, roughly 13 months from Election Day.

Trump vs. Biden: Trump 46.4%, Biden 49.7% (Biden plus 3.3%)

Trump vs. Sanders: Trump 47.7%, Sanders 48.5% (Sanders plus 0.8%)

Trump vs. Warren: Trump 48.5%, Warren 47.6% (Trump plus 0.9%)

Trump vs. Harris: Trump 49.3%, Harris 46.9% (Trump plus 2.4%)

Trump vs. Buttigieg: Trump 49.4%, Buttigieg 46.8% (Trump plus 2.6%)

“North Carolina has been a presidential battleground state since the 2008 election and the numbers in our poll make clear that North Carolina will once again be a hotly contested state in 2020. Public opinion among registered voters in North Carolina is split on the issue of impeachment, and on whether the president deserves a second term in office,” said Francia.

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