TRUMP’S DOMINANCE CONTINUES … CARSON MAKES HIS MOVE
|| By FITSNEWS || Donald Trump remains the runaway leader in early voting South Carolina according to a new “First in the South” presidential poll released this week.
The poll – provided to The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) – shows Trump receiving 37 percent of the vote. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in second place with 21 percent, while the remaining fifteen candidates are all polling in single digits.
In case you care about their standing, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas each received six percent support, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Ohio governor John Kasich each received four percent support while former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were all tied at three percent.
Also of interest? A whopping 80 percent of South Carolina voters want Graham – their home-state senator – to drop out of the presidential race (something we think he should have done a long time ago). Graham’s favorability has plunged from 54 percent in February to 36 percent this month.
PPP surveyed 764 “Republican” voters from September 3-6. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.