Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina this afternoon, his first rally of the week and first of two events scheduled in the state on Tuesday.
Trump’s event will be held at the University of North Carolina’s Trask Coliseum beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It can be streamed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
North Carolina is one of the states to watch in the 2016 presidential election. It has voted Democrat only once out of the last four elections, with Barack Obama winning it by 0.32 percentage points in 2008. In 2012, Mitt Romney won the state by 2.04 percentage points.
Hillary Clinton is currently favored to win North Carolina, although the polls still show the race as neck and neck. Real Clear Politics‘ polling average gives Clinton the lead over Trump, 44.3 percent to 43.0 percent. The most recent Public Policy Polling poll had Clinton up three points, while a Survey USA poll from the previous week had Trump up two points.
FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s election forecast website, determines that Hillary Clinton has a 72.5 percent chance of winning North Carolina in November.
A few hours after this University of North Carolina event, Trump will hold another rally at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tomorrow, he’ll head down to Florida, another swing state where Clinton is ahead in the polls.