DONALD TRUMP ENJOYS BIG LEAD … CRUZ, RUBIO BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump remains the overwhelming “First in the South” favorite, according to a new poll released by Opinion Savvy.
According to the survey, Trump is currently drawing the support of 36 percent of South Carolina’s GOP electorate – easily leading U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who was supported by 19 percent of “Republican” voters. Coming in third at 15 percent was U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – while former Florida governor Jeb Bush came in fourth with 11 percent.
Ohio governor John Kasich was in fifth place with nine percent support, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson rounded out the field at five percent.
“Trump carries every age group except for the youngest (18-29) where Rubio nudges Trump out by 7 points,” pollster Matt Towery, Jr. said in analyzing the results. “But Trump has comfortable leads among the other age groups in the poll. Trump has the highest support from almost every segment of respondents grouped by political philosophy.”
Does age matter in a South Carolina primary?
Do young voters matter? Errr …
Opinon Savvy interviewed 779 likely primary voters by landline and mobile phone between February 10-11, 2016. The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
For complete results, click on the link below …