Republican Donald Trump has seen his lead increase in North Carolina among GOP voters, according to a poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling.
The PPP showed Trump jumped from 16 percent last month to 24 percent. Next were former surgeon Ben Carson with 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent.
Rounding out the top eight GOP candidates were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
The survey by the Democratic-leaning firm showed Trump leading the field among self-described moderates, “somewhat” and “very” conservative voters, men, women and voters of all ages.
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Among Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 55 percent to 19 percent.
But in hypothetical matchups, eight of 11 Republicans outpolled Clinton. The strongest GOP candidates against Clinton? Carson and Rubio.