PALMETTO STATE’S “MINORITY” PARTY IN LOCKSTEP FOR CLINTON
South Carolina’s Democratic voters overwhelmingly back the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton – with 71 percent of them saying they support her 2016 bid. By comparison, independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is supported by only 15 percent of Palmetto State Democrats.
That’s according to the latest results of The Winthrop Poll, released this week.
Blacks support Clinton by an even wider, ten-to-one margin (80 percent to 8 percent) … while women prefer Clinton by a 72-13 percent spread.
Complicating Sanders’ “First in the South” calculus? The Winthrop Poll found 72 percent of Clinton supporters were “solid” in their commitment, compared to 28 percent who “might change their mind.” Only 42 percent of Sanders’ supporters described their commitment as “solid” – with 57 percent saying they could change their mind in the future.
The most frightening number in the poll? Sixty-five percent. That’s the number of Palmetto State Democrats who believe Clinton is “honest.” Only twenty-four percent said they didn’t believe that word described her.
Those are amazing results in light of Clinton’s dishonesty in addressing her recent email scandal …
Meanwhile 81 percent of respondents said Clinton “understands the needs of everyday people.”
Nationally, Clinton is supported by 53 percent of Democratic primary voters, according to the latest aggregate polling data from Real Clear Politics. That puts her 24.4 percentage points ahead of Sanders, who had cut her lead to roughly 12 percentage points in late September.