Poll: Clinton Holds Double-Digit Lead on Sanders in SC
Hillary Clinton continues to dominate Bernie Sanders in South Carolina with a double-digit lead.
According to the latest poll by Public Policy Polling, Clinton took home 55 percent of the vote, while Sanders secured only 34 percent. An additional 12 percent of voters were undecided.
The Hill reports:
The former first lady has 55 percent of likely Democratic primary voters there, versus 34 percent for Sanders. Another 12 percent are undecided.
Clinton’s advantage stems in part from her backing from South Carolina’s African-American voters, pollsters found. About 63 percent support her, contrasted with 23 percent for Sanders. Another 14 percent remain undecided.
Sanders is making progress with courting the Palmetto State’s black voters, however.
Pollsters said that Clinton led him, 86 to 11 percent, among that demographic last November.
PPP conducted its latest sampling of 525 likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina Feb. 14–15.
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