2020 Election: East Carolina University poll shows N.C. races are very close

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 A recent poll conducted by East Carolina University shows the fall races in North Carolina is a pivotal battleground for November's election. 

The ECU Center for Survey Research conducted the poll showing President Donald Trump with a two point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden.

A margin of 49 percent to 47 percent, with 3 percent of people undecided. The margin of error in the poll was +/- 3.4 percent, which puts the race near even. An interesting point from the poll was 96 percent said they had already made up their minds, with just 4 percent indicating still deciding.

The university also polled the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina and determined the race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham was a dead heat. The two were favored by 44 percent of respondents. Out of those numbers, nine percent didn't designate a candidate or are supporting someone else.

For governor, the poll favors Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper over Republican challenger Dan Forest. Cooper has 50 percent support with Forest picking up 40 percent of likely voters. Eight percent were undecided or selected another candidate.