South Carolina Thread


Next stop: South Carolina.

LOCAL STORY: Presidential race turns to South Carolina | The Sun News

South Carolina is where the 2016 presidential races are expected to come into better focus after a jumbled start in Iowa and New Hampshire.

For Democrats, supporters of front-runner Hillary Clinton see South Carolina as the firewall to stop U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who nearly beat the former secretary of state in Iowa and defeated her Tuesday in New Hampshire.

Among Republicans, New York billionaire developer Donald Trump, the national front-runner, is coming off a win Tuesday in New Hampshire, following U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump and Cruz are atop the S.C. polls — good news for voters who want a candidate promising to tear down almost everything in Washington. . . . . . (snip)

South Carolina will be



Bold Prediction: ‘Next President of the United States Will Be At South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention This Weekend’**
link >> Bold Prediction: ‘Next President of the United States Will Be At South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention This Weekend’ - Breitbart

“I am predicting that the next president of the United States will be at our convention this weekend,” Joe Dugan, the founder and executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.

The three outsider candidates who lead in the polls—GOP front runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX 97%) , and Dr. Ben Carson—will all be speaking at the event. Trump and Cruz are speaking on Saturday, Carson is speaking on Monday. . . . . (snip)



South Carolina GOP Primary Polls 2016: Trump Leads the Pack**
LINK >> South Carolina Republican GOP Primary Polls 2016 |
Published 9:13 pm EST, February 9, 2016

The GOP presidential race is moving to South Carolina, which hosts its primary on Saturday, February 20. A lot can and will change before then, but one thing is clear when looking at polls in the Palmetto State: Donald Trump entered Tuesday as the frontrunner in South Carolina, and he’ll remain the frontrunner after his dominant performance in New Hampshire.

For a variety of reasons, South Carolina polling data should be taken with a grain of salt. For starters, it’s not entirely clear which candidates will be in the race, given that at least a couple of them might drop out after disappointing performances in New Hampshire. And all of the polls included in RealClear Politics’ weighted polling average were conducted in January, before any votes were cast in Iowa or New Hampshire.

Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that Trump headed into February with a commanding lead and is well-positioned to retain it after his New Hampshire win.

Below is a rundown of South Carolina polling averages via RealClear Politics. The polls featured in the average were conducted between January 17 and January 23.

Donald Trump 36%
Ted Cruz 19.7%
Marco Rubio 12.7%
Jeb Bush 10%
Ben Carson 8.7%
Chris Christie 2.3%