Odds For Hillary Clinton To Win North Carolina General Election -165
Odds For Donald Trump To Win North Carolina General Election +125
Odds For Evan McMullen To Win North Carolina General Election +5000
Odds For Gary Johnson To Win North Carolina General Election +5000
Odds For Jill Stein To Win North Carolina General Election +5000
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The latest polls show clear front-runners in the primary races in North Carolina that take place on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. North Carolina is not a ‘winner takes all’ state for either party, and allocates its delegates proportionally. This state fluctuates between red and blue, so either party has a strong chance of winning over constituents without having to move the heavens. While North Carolina is not the talk of the town when it comes to primaries, it offers enough delegates to make a difference on the GOP side and provide a boost on the democrat side.
In an effort to have more of a say in whom becomes the nominees for each race, North Carolina moved their primaries from May up to March. By May, the presidential nominee is largely chosen for each party. However, being a part of Tuesday’s contests puts North Carolina voters in the seat for helping make that decision. This decision is more critical than ever for those who want to avoid a brokered convention on the GOP side. Despite their earlier position in the primary season, North Carolina still does not hold the same significance as winner takes all states such as Florida and Ohio who will make a bigger impact for their winners.
From a republican standpoint, every delegate counts, including the 72 being offered in North Carolina. For some, every vote counts in a chance to stop Donald Trump from dominating. For others, every vote counts to secure Trump’s triumph. Those wanting to stop Trump are in a bit of a dire situation as he leads in North Carolina by a considerable margin, 12 points ahead of Cruz on average. Could Cruz earn 12 points before Tuesday? Anything is possible in this primary season, and polls are not always accurate. It is expected that Rubio and/or Kasich may drop out after Tuesday’s vote, but that also is an uncertainty. It is necessary to narrow the field further so that one strong candidate can go head to head with Trump for the nomination. At this point, Cruz holds the strongest second place position. Rubio and Kasich still consider themselves to be viable contenders.
Democrats will be vying for 121 delegates in North Carolina, 107 of which are pledged. Current polls place Clinton in the lead over Bernie Sanders by 21 points on average. This spread is large enough to predict with confidence that Clinton will take the win. With Sanders supporters being blamed for stopping a Trump rally in Chicago, the chasm may widen if this maneuver harms Sanders’ standing among democrats. Either way, Clinton is expected to come out on top in NC.
The frontrunners for each party are very clear at this point, and betting on both Clinton and Trump is a pretty strong wager based on the betting odds and the polls. Based on the fact that Cruz is not personally appearing in North Carolina prior to Tuesday’s vote, it is not likely he will drive a big upset to overtake Trump. It is even less likely that Sanders will be able to close the gap between himself and Clinton. The good news for Cruz and Sanders is that second place is not a bad spot in North Carolina since the state awards their delegates proportionally.
The North Carolina presidential primary takes place on Tuesday, March 15th. Polling locations are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. Voters must be registered 30 days prior to voting, and must be at least 18 years old, or 18 years old at the time of the general election to vote in the primary. The following links will assist voters in obtaining information about voting in the state primary.