Trump and Clinton Continue Dominance in South Carolina
The latest CNN/ORC polls for South Carolina have revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are at the top of their respective parties.
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Hillary Clinton – 56%
- Bernie Sanders – 38%
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 38%
- Ted Cruz – 22%
- Marco Rubio – 14%
- Jeb Bush – 10%
Clinton should be able to win South Carolina without any issues. For Bernie Sanders, the best he can do in South Carolina is minimize the margin of victory for Clinton. Currently, she is expected to win by over 20 percent, but if Sanders can reduce that to something lower than 10 percent, that would be a major victory for him.
For whatever reason, African-Americans flock to Clinton despite the fact that both her and her husband have done very little to advance their community. None of Clinton’s policies are especially helpful to African-Americans, but still, they continue to adore her and treat her as if she is a champion of their cause.
For the Republicans, Trump is still the candidate to beat. Ted Cruz is slowly improving his situation, but he still has a long way to go and the religious angle will only carry him so far. During the most recent debate, Trump went on the offensive and criticized Jeb Bush for his ties to his brother. This may prove to be a risky move as South Carolinians tend to have a favorable opinion of the Bush family and are closely tied to the GOP establishment.
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