Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump in a new poll of likely voters in North Carolina.
The survey was released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday afternoon as part of polling done in four battleground states – Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Clinton is up by four points over Trump in the Tar Heel state, according to the latest numbers. That four-point margin is maintained in a head-to-head matchup and when including other presidential candidates in Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein.
Quinnipiac calls North Carolina “a garden of gender harmony” because the numbers are not as sharply divided with men voting for Trump and women voting for Clinton as they are in other states.
“North Carolina is the exception to the rule in this first-ever presidential campaign between a man and a woman, a state with a very small gender gap,” assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll Peter A. Brown said in a release.
Numbers are sharply divided, however, between white and non-white voters, according to Quinnipiac, with white voters choosing Trump by a 60-30 margin and non-white voters choosing Clinton at an 81-10 rate.
North Carolina has been called a must-win state for Trump to win the White House. Recent polling numbers have shown the state deeply divided along party lines for races down the ballot as the November election is approaching.