Donald Trump’s Lead Slashed in South Carolina: Poll
Donald Trump’s lead has all but evaporated in South Carolina.
According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Trump leads the back with 28 percent, trailed by Ted Cruz with 23 percent, and Marco Rubio with 15 percent.
NBC News reports:
In the January NBC/WSJ/Marist poll — conducted before this month’s Iowa and New Hampshire contests — Trump held a 16-point over Cruz, 36 percent to 20 percent, with Rubio at 14 percent and Bush at 9 percent.
All other recent public polling in South Carolina has shown Trump with a strong double-digit lead in the state.
In South Carolina’s Democratic primary — which will be held on Feb. 27 — Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders among likely voters by 28 points, 60 percent to 32 percent. That’s down slightly from Clinton’s 64 percent to 27 percent advantage last month.
In the current poll, Sanders leads Clinton among white Democrats, 51 percent to 46 percent. But Clinton crushes him among African Americans in the state, 68 percent to 21 percent.
Even among African Americans under the age of 45, Clinton is ahead of Sanders by 17 points, 52 percent to 35 percent.
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