North Carolina’s status as a purple state politically appears to remain true according to a new ECU poll. After three straight close presidential races in the state, a fourth appears to be in the offing according to the poll conducted by faculty members of ECU’s Center for Survey Research. In hypothetical November match-ups with five Democrats, President Donald Trump holds leads over three… Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg… though his lead in each case is within the plus-or-minus three percent margin of error. His biggest lead is 2.6% over Pete Buttigieg. Likewise, the two Democrats leading Trump… Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders… also have leads within or near the margin. Former Vice-President Biden has a 3.3% lead while Sanders margin is 0.8%. Biden is currently the favorite among state Democrats, polling at 29%, followed by Sanders at 19% and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 17%. Opinion on the President appears split. Fifty percent of those surveyed oppose the President’s impeachment and removal from office compared to 44% who favor it. At the same time, 51 percent said it’s time for someone else to be president compared to 44% who want the President re-elected. Polling involved collecting data from 1076 registered voters in the state between October 2 and 9th.