By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has a 2-point lead over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday that showed Republicans in the state gravitating toward Mr. Trump compared to a few months ago.

Mr. Trump had a 43 percent to 41 percent edge over Mrs. Clinton, according to the survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling.

Libertarian White House hopeful Gary Johnson was at 3 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein was at 2 percent in the poll.

Mrs. Clinton had led Mr. Trump by 2 points in the state in a PPP poll in March, and the movement toward Mr. Trump in the new survey was in large part due to increased GOP support.

In the survey released Wednesday, Mr. Trump had a 76-point, 81 percent to 5 percent lead among Republicans. In March, Mr. Trump had held a smaller, though still sizable, 63-point, 73 percent to 10 percent lead among Republicans.

Mr. Trump’s win in Indiana on May 3 chased Sen. Ted Cruz from the GOP race that night and Ohio Gov. John Kasich left the race a day later, leaving Mr. Trump as the only Republican candidate still actively campaigning for the party’s nomination.