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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Getty Images)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The latest numbers from Public Policy Polling show Democrats are showing up in waves to vote early in North Carolina.

Among those who have already voted, 63 percent say they voted for Hillary Clinton to only 37 percent for Donald Trump. As of Monday, less than half of a percent have voted for Gary Johnson.

In the gubernatorial race, Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory 61 percent to 33 percent and Deborah Ross leads Richard Burr 52 percent to 34 percent for Senate, according to the PPP poll.

But another poll, Monmouth, has Gov. McCrory leading 48-47.

Overall, Clinton leads Trump 47 percent to 44 percent in North Carolina and Richard Burr leads Deborah Ross 42 percent to 41 percent.

The poll also shows voters are applauding Gov. Pat McCrory’s efforts after Hurricane Matthew, as he received his first positive approval rating since July 2013. 45 percent of voters give him good marks to 43 percent who disapprove of his work.