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President

15 electoral votes
a 98% IN
Image: Donald Trump
Donald Trump
51%
2,339,603
Image: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
47%
2,162,074
Gary Johnson 3%
Projected Winner
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Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Third-party
Not decided
Tie

Senate

a 99% IN
Image: Richard Burr
INCUMBENT
Richard Burr
51%
2,371,192
Image: Deborah Ross
Deborah Ross
45%
2,102,666
Sean Haugh 4%
Projected Winner

Governor

a 99% IN
Image: Roy Cooper
Roy Cooper
49%
2,281,155
Image: Pat McCrory
INCUMBENT
Pat McCrory
49%
2,276,383
Winner

House Results

District 1 / 100% IN

G.K. Butterfield INCUMBENT
69%
H. Powell Dew
29%
Winner

District 2 / 100% IN

George Holding INCUMBENT
57%
John McNeil
43%
Winner

District 3 / 100% IN

Walter Jones INCUMBENT
67%
Ernest Reeves
33%
Winner

District 4 / 100% IN

David Price INCUMBENT
68%
Sue Googe
32%
Winner

District 5 / 100% IN

Virginia Foxx INCUMBENT
59%
Josh Brannon
42%
Winner

District 6 / 100% IN

Mark Walker INCUMBENT
59%
Pete Glidewell
41%
Winner

District 7 / 100% IN

David Rouzer INCUMBENT
61%
J. Wesley Casteen
39%
Winner

District 8 / 100% IN

Richard Hudson INCUMBENT
59%
Thomas Mills
41%
Winner

District 9 / 100% IN

Robert Pittenger INCUMBENT
58%
Christian Cano
42%
Winner

District 10 / 100% IN

Patrick McHenry INCUMBENT
63%
Andy Millard
37%
Winner

District 11 / 100% IN

Mark Meadows INCUMBENT
64%
Rick Bryson
36%
Winner

District 12 / 100% IN

Alma Adams INCUMBENT
67%
Leon Threatt
33%
Winner

District 13 / 100% IN

Ted Budd
56%
Bruce Davis
44%
Winner

Exit polls:

Highlights


A profile of key demographics in the 2016 vote.

Exit polls:

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VOTER CHARACTERISTICS/ATTITUDES Leader
Clinton
Trump
Johnson
Gender Male 46 % of voters Trump +18 38564
Female 54% Clinton +7 52452
Age 18-29 18 % of voters Clinton +22 57356
30-44 26% Clinton +3 49465
45-64 38% Trump +12 43551
65 or over 18% Trump +23 37603
Age 18-44 44 % of voters Clinton +10 52425
45+ 56% Trump +16 41572
Race White 70 % of voters Trump +31 32633
Black 20% Clinton +81 8983
Hispanic/Latino 5% Clinton +17 57402
Asian 1% Not enough data ---
Other 3% Clinton +15 55402
Gender by race White men 33 % of voters Trump +41 27685
White women 37% Trump +23 37602
Black men 9% Clinton +68 82144
Black women 11% Clinton +92 9532
Latino men 2% Not enough data ---
Latino women 3% Clinton +41 69282
All other races 4% Clinton +18 57392
Which best describes your education? High school or less 18 % of voters Trump +10 44541
Some college/assoc. degree 32% Trump +10 42526
College graduate 33% Trump +3 47502
Postgraduate study 17% Clinton +8 52443
College education College graduate 50 % of voters Clinton +1 49483
No college degree 50% Trump +10 43534
Education by race White college graduates 37 % of voters Trump +19 39582
White no college degree 33% Trump +44 25695
Non White college graduates 13% Clinton +63 80173
Non White no college degree 17% Clinton +59 78192
2015 total family income: Under $30,000 19 % of voters Clinton +20 56365
$30,000 - $49,999 19% Clinton +15 55404
$50,000 - $99,999 32% Trump +2 48502
$100,000 - $199,999 23% Trump +26 36622
$200,000 - $249,999 4% Not enough data ---
$250,000 or more 3% Not enough data ---
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a: Democrat 35 % of voters Clinton +82 9081
Republican 31% Trump +90 4941
Independent or something else 33% Trump +16 37538
Party by gender Democratic men 12 % of voters Clinton +78 88101
Democratic women 23% Clinton +84 9170
Republican men 16% Trump +89 5941
Republican women 16% Trump +90 4942
Independent men 18% Trump +22 335510
Independent women 15% Trump +9 42516
On most political matters, do you consider yourself: Liberal 22 % of voters Clinton +77 8694
Moderate 35% Clinton +20 57375
Conservative 43% Trump +68 15831
White evangelical or white born-again Christians White evangelical or white born-again Christian 38 % of voters Trump +64 17811
All others 62% Clinton +31 63324
Are you currently married? Yes 61 % of voters Trump +20 39591
No 39% Clinton +17 55386
Gender by marital status Married men 30 % of voters Trump +34 32661
Married women 31% Trump +5 46512
Non-married men 17% Clinton +3 47449
Non-married women 21% Clinton +28 61334
Do you have any children under 18 living in your home? Yes 36 % of voters Clinton +1 49482
No 64% Trump +6 45513
Parents Men with children 18 % of voters Trump +25 37620
Women with children 18% Clinton +25 60355
Men without children 29% Trump +19 37566
Women without children 36% Clinton +4 51471
Married with children: Married with children 27 % of voters Trump +12 43552
All others 73% Tie 48483
Have you ever served in the U.S. military? Yes 15 % of voters Trump +26 33599
No 85% Trump +2 47493
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last few days 5 % of voters Trump +9 40498
In the last week 3% Not enough data ---
In October 18% Trump +29 32614
In September 13% Clinton +13 55421
Before that 59% Clinton +2 50481
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last week 8 % of voters Trump +12 374911
Before that 90% Trump +3 47502
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential election? In the last month 25 % of voters Trump +24 33576
Before that 72% Clinton +4 51471
Which best describes your vote for president today? I strongly favor my candidate 41 % of voters Clinton +4 51472
I like my candidate but with reservations 28% Clinton +2 50481
I dislike the other candidates 29% Trump +18 37557
Which ONE of these four issues is the most important facing the country? Foreign policy 14 % of voters Clinton +18 57394
Immigration 10% Trump +42 28701
The economy 55% Clinton +7 51443
Terrorism 18% Trump +30 34641
Which ONE of these four candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted for president? Cares about people like me 17 % of voters Clinton +16 56403
Can bring needed change 38% Trump +80 9891
Has the right experience 20% Clinton +84 9172
Has good judgment 21% Clinton +42 68265
Should most illegal immigrants working in the United States be: Offered a chance to apply for legal status 69 % of voters Clinton +24 60363
Deported to the country they came from 25% Trump +65 15805
Do you think immigrants to the U.S. today do more to: Help the country 58 % of voters Clinton +40 68284
Hurt the country 29% Trump +71 14851
Do you think the country's criminal justice system: Treats all people fairly 41 % of voters Trump +51 22734
Treats blacks unfairly 47% Clinton +51 73224
In general, how do you think things work in the U.S. today? Whites are favored over minorities 33 % of voters Clinton +70 84141
Minorities are favored over whites 25% Trump +82 8901
No group is favored 33% Trump +8 43516
Overall, would you say trade with other countries: Creates more U.S. jobs 38 % of voters Clinton +26 61353
Takes away U.S. jobs 39% Trump +45 25704
Has no effect on U.S. jobs 14% Clinton +38 66286
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic 3 % of voters Not enough data ---
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic 22% Clinton +75 87120
Dissatisfied, but not angry 48% Trump +12 42543
Angry 27% Trump +58 18765
Which best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working? Enthusiastic or satisfied 25 % of voters Clinton +74 87130
Dissatisfied or angry 75% Trump +28 34624
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Strongly approve 32 % of voters Clinton +93 9521
Somewhat approve 18% Clinton +45 68238
Somewhat disapprove 13% Trump +65 16812
Strongly disapprove 36% Trump +95 2971
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? Approve 51 % of voters Clinton +77 8693
Disapprove 49% Trump +88 5931
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton: Favorable 43 % of voters Clinton +92 9531
Unfavorable 56% Trump +80 8883
Is your opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 41 % of voters Trump +95 2971
Unfavorable 58% Clinton +60 77174
Do you have a favorable opinion of ... Both 1 % of voters Not enough data ---
Only Clinton 41% Clinton +97 9811
Only Trump 40% Trump +97 1980
Neither 16% Trump +36 266210
Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy? Yes 38 % of voters Clinton +96 9820
No 60% Trump +68 13815
Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy? Yes 41 % of voters Trump +88 6940
No 58% Clinton +58 76185
Do you think the presidential candidates are honest and trustworthy? Both 3 % of voters Not enough data ---
Only Clinton 35% Clinton +100 10000
Only Trump 38% Trump +98 1990
Neither 21% Trump +12 364814
Do you think Hillary Clinton is qualified to serve as president? Yes 49 % of voters Clinton +83 9072
No 51% Trump +88 4923
Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president? Yes 44 % of voters Trump +94 2962
No 56% Clinton +67 81143
Do you think the presidential candidates are qualified to serve as president? Both 4 % of voters Not enough data ---
Only Clinton 45% Clinton +94 9621
Only Trump 40% Trump +96 2980
Neither 10% Trump +53 146714
Do you think Hillary Clinton has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 52 % of voters Clinton +80 8992
No 47% Trump +89 2934
Do you think Donald Trump has the temperament to serve effectively as president? Yes 41 % of voters Trump +92 3951
No 58% Clinton +63 79164
Do you think the presidential candidates have the temperament to serve effectively as president? Both 5 % of voters Not enough data ---
Only Clinton 47% Clinton +93 9631
Only Trump 36% Trump +98 1990
Neither 11% Trump +57 47518
Who would better handle the economy? Hillary Clinton 45 % of voters Clinton +93 9522
Donald Trump 51% Trump +93 3962
Who would better handle foreign policy? Hillary Clinton 50 % of voters Clinton +80 8883
Donald Trump 45% Trump +97 1981
Do you think the condition of the nation's economy is: Excellent 3 % of voters Not enough data ---
Good 32% Clinton +59 79201
Not so good 40% Trump +20 37576
Poor 24% Trump +67 16831
Do you expect life for the next generation of Americans to be: Better than life today 27 % of voters Clinton +29 63342
Worse than life today 35% Trump +44 26703
About the same 30% Clinton +19 56377
How do you feel about HB2, the law regulating bathroom use? Favor 29 % of voters Trump +52 23751
Oppose 65% Clinton +20 58384
How long have you lived in North Carolina? Less than 10 years 12 % of voters Trump +4 44486
10+ years but not born here 36% Clinton +10 54441
I was born in North Carolina 52% Trump +13 43561
How long have you lived in North Carolina? I was born in North Carolina 52 % of voters Trump +13 43561
Moved to North Carolina 48% Clinton +7 52452
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Yes, for Hillary Clinton 13 % of voters Clinton +81 9091
Yes, for Donald Trump 9% Trump +84 7911
Yes, for both candidates 13% Trump +8 404812
No, not contacted by either 62% Trump +8 45532
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Contacted by Hillary Clinton 26 % of voters Clinton +37 65287
Not contacted by Hillary Clinton 71% Trump +18 40582
Did anyone talk to you or call you personally on behalf of either major presidential campaign about coming out to vote? Contacted by Donald Trump 22 % of voters Trump +38 27658
Not contacted by Donald Trump 75% Clinton +8 53452
In today's election for U.S. Senate, did you just vote for: Deborah Ross 45 % of voters Clinton +90 9441
Richard Burr 51% Trump +86 6922
Sean Haugh 4% Johnson +5 203742
In today's election for governor, did you just vote for: Roy Cooper 49 % of voters Clinton +79 8893
Pat McCrory 49% Trump +87 5922
Population City over 50,000 37 % of voters Clinton +25 60354
Suburbs 39% Trump +24 36603
Small city and Rural 24% Trump +19 39582
Geo Stratum Code East 24 % of voters Trump +6 45513
R/D/Triangle 18% Clinton +23 60373
Charlotte Area 18% Clinton +4 50463
Piedmont/Central 21% Trump +10 43534
West 19% Trump +29 34633

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