Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead over President Donald Trump in North Carolina and Georgia, a newly-released CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows.
The survey, released Sunday, showed Biden leading Trump in North Carolina, 48 percent to 44, and edging Trump in Georgia by a single percentage point, 46 to 45.
Donald Trump won both states in 2016, collecting 31 votes in the Electoral College. No Democratic presidential candidate has won Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992, and only one Democrat has won North Carolina in the past 10 presidential elections (Barack Obama in 2008).
The poll showed that Trump has lost ground since 2016 among white voters, down 12 percentage points in Georgia and 7 in North Carolina. The president has in particular lost ground among white voters with college degrees.
Biden leads Trump among female voters with at least 50 percent support in both states and has an overwhelming edge among African American voters, with Biden surpassing 80 percent in both states.
The polling was conducted on behalf of CBS News by YouGov from July 28 to July 31, using samples of 1,131 registered voters in Georgia and 1,152 in North Carolina.