Joe Biden has large lead in South Carolina major, per Clemson University's Palmetto Poll

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Joe Biden has a large lead within the South Carolina Democratic presidential major, in keeping with outcomes of Clemson University’s Palmetto Poll launched Wednesday morning.” data-reactid=”5″>GREENVILLE, S.C. – Former Vice President Joe Biden has a large lead within the South Carolina Democratic presidential major, in keeping with outcomes of Clemson University’s Palmetto Poll launched Wednesday morning.

Biden acquired help from 35% of the ballot’s respondents, stated Clemson University political science professor Bruce Ransom. Tom Steyer was a distant second with 17%, and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was third with 13%. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, the previous mayor of South Bend, Indiana, every had 8%. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota had 4% and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii had 2%.

than a number of different latest polls.” data-reactid=”7″>The Palmetto Poll, which Clemson has carried out since 1999, reveals Biden with a bigger lead in South Carolina than a number of different latest polls.

This model of the Palmetto Poll is predicated on responses from 650 voters. The respondents included 65% ladies and 57% black individuals. The ballot has a 3.8% margin of error.

“Joe Biden is perched to achieve his goal of South Carolina becoming a firewall,” Ransom stated.

The former vp wants a victory within the state’s first-in-the-South major after lackluster showings within the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire major and a second-place end in final week’s Nevada caucuses.  

Biden acquired an endorsement earlier Wednesday from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, the dean of South Carolina’s congressional delegation and the highest-ranking black Democrat within the House of Representatives.” data-reactid=”11″>The Palmetto Poll was carried out earlier than Biden acquired an endorsement earlier Wednesday from U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, the dean of South Carolina’s congressional delegation and the highest-ranking black Democrat within the House of Representatives.

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“We have great confidence that even though this is kind of out of step with some other polls, it is right in step with how people are going to vote here in South Carolina,” stated David Woodard, a retired Clemson University political science professor.

“I don’t want us to beat our chest too much, but in the years that Bruce and I have been doing this, we’ve always called it right,” Woodard stated.

Woodard stated the Palmetto Poll has developed a popularity for accuracy as a result of it samples voters who solid ballots within the final major, newly registered voters and voters who say they’ll vote within the upcoming major.

Woodard famous that Steyer “has not been on the radar” within the earlier Democratic contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. But Steyer has spent greater than $18 million in South Carolina, totally on TV and web promoting, in keeping with media experiences.

“Those of us who live here know how he’s been on television and been visiting around, and we think he is going to be a presence here in the South Carolina primary,” Woodard stated. 

The ballot discovered that Sanders, who constructed momentum with wins in New Hampshire and Nevada, could also be poised for a second consecutive poor exhibiting in South Carolina, the place he was soundly defeated by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

While the ballot discovered Sanders is in third place, Woodard stated he was stunned to see that the Vermont senator does have some help amongst voters of their 40s and even older.

“He has more than just youth support,” Woodard stated.

Among the Democratic candidates, Sanders is dominating the net dialog — however optimistic and destructive views of him are almost evenly cut up, stated Will Henderson, affiliate director of Clemson’s Social Media Listening Center.

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