The poll done in July showed Trump leading the Republican field at 16 percent. The newest survey of N.C. shows Trump has risen steeply to 24 percent, while all others are lagging behind. Ben Carson is Trump’s biggest competition right now in North Carolina, polling at 14 percent.
RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s lead continues to grow in North Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling but it’s the surprise inclusion of an independent candidate that’s turning heads.The new PPP poll revealed independent candidate Deez Nuts is polling at 9 percent in the Tar Heel state. Running as an independent from Wallingford, Iowa; population 197, Deez Nuts has gone viral and has a large fan base.