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Trump Demolishes the Competition in South Carolina

Donald Trump is still the king of the Republican Party and his main challenger, Ted Cruz, performed poorly in the recent Augusta Chronicle poll for South Carolina.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 32%
  • Ted Cruz – 18%
  • Jeb Bush – 13%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ben Carson – 9%

The Republican nomination is a two candidate race between Trump and Cruz. However, when you look at the polling averages, it quickly becomes a one candidate race that is being dominated by Trump on all fronts. The odd poll will place Cruz ahead of Trump, but the statistical average tends to place him at the top of the party.

Cruz is a legitimate candidate in his own right, but he is struggling to endure the birther movement’s accusations. A Texas lawyer has launched a lawsuit against Cruz and Trump has promised to do the same if Cruz were to come closer to winning the nomination or if the Democrats plan to launch their own.

Jeb Bush performed better in this poll than he usually does, but his campaign efforts are still flat and voters are uninterested in voting in another member of the Bush dynasty. Marco Rubio stands a higher chance of getting elected than Bush does, and like Bush, Rubio is a member of the classic Republican establishment.

Photo credit: Trumps Stump 2016.