Trump, Clinton tied in NC, new poll says

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ELON, N.C. (WNCN) –  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are nearly tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day, according to a new poll.

The Elon University poll found Trump has a 44 percent advantage among likely voters in the Tar Heel State and 43 percent back Clinton.

Among likely voters, six percent support Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

Most voters feel Trump would be better for rich people, white people and men, while most believe Clinton would be better for poor people, women and minorities, according to the poll.

“This election is so tight right now, that small swings of a few points should be expected between now and November,” said Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science at Elon and director of the Elon University Poll. “North Carolina has been extremely important over the last several election cycles with very tight election outcomes. These numbers suggest that will continue to be the case, and both campaigns would do well to continue to focus on the Old North State.”

Both candidates have made North Carolina a priority since the conventions.

Tuesday, Donald Trump stopped in High Point before a scheduled rally in Duplin County.

Clinton campaign officials said Monday afternoon a Tuesday fundraiser in Chapel Hill was postponed.

No reason was given for postponement of the Clinton event, which was planned to take place at the home of Betty Craven and Michael Warner.

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