Around the South for Jun. 1: VA, NC & GA


Virginia: Trump, Clinton in tight race. A Roanoke College Poll of likely voters taken in mid-May showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 39% each. A subsequent poll of the state’s registered voters taken by Gravis Marketing gave Clinton 45% to Trump’s 41% ……. North Carolina: Trump leads Clinton. A Civitas Poll (R) of likely voters taken in late May showed Trump with 42%, Clinton 38%. A Public Policy Polling (D) of registered voters, taken about the same time, showed Trump with 47%,Clinton 43% ……. Georgia: Trump to get some black voters? Leo Smith, an African American who is the minority engagement director for the Peach State GOP, believes that Trump could get as much as 20% of the black vote come November. This would be almost three times the 7% share Mitt Romney received in 2012. “Trump’s platform position on making sure Americans are considered first,” with its emphasis on creating jobs, is the key to his appeal among African-Americans, Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway …….