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Trump Leads the GOP in the South Carolina Primary

The latest primary poll for South Carolina by Monmouth University has revealed that Donald Trump is still in the lead and by a wide margin. He polled strongly in the state, doubling his advantage over Ben Carson, tripling it over Jeb Bush, and sextupling it over Scott Walker.

Who would you vote for from the Republican Party?

  • Donald Trump – 30%
  • Ben Carson – 15%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%
  • Marco Rubio – 6%
  • Ted Cruz – 5%
  • Scott Walker – 4%
  • Mike Huckabee – 3%

Trump has consistently polled well in South Carolina. In a late August poll, he had a +15 over his nearest opponent and in an early August he was a +17.

For many Americans, Trump has become a legitimate candidate, sideshow and all. He is entertaining, outspoken, and charismatic, while some of the other candidates appear flat and pander to demographics for votes. Trump doesn’t pander to anyone but himself.

Carson is a respectable candidate in his own right, but he is struggling to dent Trump in the standings and he seems unable to capture the same momentum that is propelling Trump to the top.

In reality, Walker and Bush are going to struggle to overcome Trump as their platforms are typical and dull. The only way they will surpass Trump is if he steps down or makes a grievous error that completely destroys his campaign.

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  • glenn cheney

    There are 400,000 plus vets living in S.C., many said to not have voted the last volley in 2012. Much of the polling has come from “most likely to vote pools.”
    The unsettled disposition of people state to state in general is dissatisfaction. Imo, I believe there may be surprises on the horizon, not just in S.C. but nationwide.
    The trends statistically are compelling.

    • danteardenz

      A great analysis from the post,and commenter.
      Trump despite the flaws truly is the best candidate and people are responding.
      That Dr Carson is all ego/religion, and a token, holding on because with support from old ladies, of both sexes.
      The weakness of the GOP field of pandering nerds, and dweebs, is so glaring because of the surgeons besting them all but Trump !
      They are that pathetic.

      Even more is hysterical is that the Senator from SC , Flimsey Graham ,an announced GOP candidate, and protege of John MCane does not show JP in the poll of his home state at all !