Trump and Clinton tied in swing state of North Carolina: Poll

Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton are tied in North Carolina, while Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is hurting Trump in the swing state, a new poll shows.

Both Clinton and Trump have 43 percent support among registered voters in North Carolina, which offers 15 electoral votes, and 7 percent of voters are still undecided, shows the Public Policy Polling survey, released on Thursday.

Johnson has support of 4 voters while 2 percent say they will back Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Trump leads Clinton 48 percent to 46 percent in a head-to-head competition, which shows that he is likely losing support to third-party the Libertarian presidential.

“Johnson, even with only 4 percent support, is very clearly hurting Trump in North Carolina,” wrote President of Public Policy Polling Dean Debnam.

Trump led Clinton by 2 points, 43 percent to 41 percent in a poll released at the end of…

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