RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The 2016 presidential election is still more than a year away, but the campaign is in full swing and North Carolina will have two of the top candidates from each party in the state this week.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is scheduled to be in Garner at Morris & Associates Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss his economic plan.
Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit the Tar Heel state on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. when he holds a rally at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Bush has been struggling in recent polling for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush is in third place in Iowa, 23 points behind frontrunner Donald Trump. Bush is polling in fourth place in New Hampshire where he’s 20 points behind top choice Trump.
In an Aug. 19 poll by Public Policy Polling, Trump led North Carolina at 24 percent, with 14 percent for Dr. Ben Carson and 13 percent for Bush.
As for the Democratic presidential polling, Sen. Bernie Sanders has jumped ahead to a 9-point lead over Hillary Clinton in polling out of New Hampshire and has reduced his deficit in Iowa from 24 points in July to just 11 points, according to a recent NBC/Marist poll.