Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina this evening, his second rally in the state today.
Trump’s event will take place at the Crown Arena beginning at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Earlier in the day, Trump held a rally at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Several thousand supporters were in attendance for the event. During the speech, Trump said that he would be back to North Carolina many times throughout the campaign, and indeed tonight’s event will be Trump’s second time visiting Fayetteville.
North Carolina is a key battleground state in the 2016 presidential election. Barack Obama won it in 2008, but Mitt Romney took the state in 2012; before that, the state voted for George W. Bush both in 2000 and 2004.
Hillary Clinton is currently ahead of Trump in most North Carolina polls, although not with nearly as sizable a lead as she maintains in some other states. A recent Public Policy Polling survey had Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by two points, 43 percent to 41 percent. Before that, a Survey USA poll had Trump ahead of Clinton, 46 percent to 42 percent.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Trump will head from North Carolina to three other key states: Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania. Recent polls have shown Clinton ahead in all three, although her lead is not insurmountable.