Trump Continues To Trounce Biden In North Carolina, Georgia

Former President Donald Trump continues to put up impressive numbers in key battleground states heading into November’s general election. The latest Emerson College/The Hill poll results show the 45th president leading incumbent Joe Biden 47% to 44% in North Carolina.

The survey questioned state voters on a hypothetical matchup between the two presumptive party nominees.

The gap stretched much wider when third-party choices, which will almost certainly be present in November, were added to the equation.

Trump’s lead over the deeply unpopular Biden swelled to 46% to 37% when other rivals were listed as possible choices. Robert Kennedy Jr. garnered 5% of the support while Cornel West and Jill Stein each tallied 1%. Undecideds accounted for 11% of the total.

Among North Carolina’s independent voters, Trump holds a 43% to 40% advantage.

Emerson College Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball broke down the results by age group. Biden held sway with voters under 30, 53% to 35%, held an advantage with voters in their 30s, and broke even with those in their 40s.

But from there it’s all Trump, with voters over 50 choosing the former president 52% to 40% over Biden.

As an increasing number of pundits believe Biden may not be the Democrat on the November ballot, the survey threw in other potential candidates. Trump handily defeated Vice President Kamala Harris 50% to 41% and trounced California Gov. Gavin Newsom 49% to 34%.

Another Emerson College/The Hill survey released Wednesday polled likely Georgia voters with similar results.

Former President Trump leads Biden in the Peach State 48% to 42%, with 11% undecided. And as with North Carolina, the 45th president’s lead widened significantly when third-party possibilities were in the mix.

In Georgia, Trump led among White voters 63% to 30%, with 7% undecided. With Black voters, Emerson reported Biden leads 65% to 20%, with 16% undecided.

These battleground states mirror national results that increasingly show a dead heat turning into a significant Trump lead. Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley insists she is “not going anywhere,” but she will be hard-pressed to stop Trump’s momentum toward the GOP nomination.