His ‘bounce’ is up by 14% over a recent poll in the state….
Bernie Sanders comes in 31% points behind Biden….
As in other Democratic primary polls….
Sanders only leads Biden among young voters, who are less moderate that him an o not vote in the numbers the rest of the party voters do….
The poll also shows a drop in popularity for Stacey Abrams within the state….
Biden’s post-announcement bump in South Carolina is higher than in other parts of the country, pollsters said.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sits second at 15 percent, with California Sen. Kamala Harris following at 10 percent. Their numbers have held steady in three S.C. polls taken since February.
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter Buttigieg continued his surprising rise, landing fourth, at 8 percent in a tie with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Buttigieg did not register with voters in the first S.C. poll taken nearly three months ago.
The next two candidates, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, took big hits this month in the crucial early-primary state.
Booker, one of most frequent visitors to South Carolina, saw his support cut in half, to 4 percent.
O’Rourke, who drew large crowds in his first swing in South Carolina, sits at 2 percent, tied with entrepreneur Andrew Yang — down 7 points from a month ago. Their numbers also have dipped nationally, Change Research pollsters said.
Meanwhile, excitement in South Carolina about a possible run by former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has cooled off. Support for Abrams, who ran in a hotly contested governor’s race last year, slid to 1 percent from 7 percent in April despite her not ruling out a presidential bid.
The latest Post and Courier-Change Research Poll surveyed 595 likely S.C. Democratic primary voters online from May 6-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.
Biden remains the dominant candidate in South Carolina, a state where the former senator has developed deep ties. He delivered eulogies at funerals for S.C. Sens. Strom Thurmond and Fritz Hollings and often vacations near Charleston.
“He’s always been popular in South Carolina and always maintained good relationships here, so people were really excited about him getting in,” said Kenneth Glover, chairman of the Orangeburg County Democratic Party.
It also doesn’t hurt that Biden has a reputation as a moderate in a state where Democrats can run more conservative than other parts of the country, Furman University political scientist Danielle Vinson said.
“He’s not in the scary wing of the party,” she said…..
The ACTUAL polling numbers FOR Biden continue to point to point that despite the media narrative of a Democratic civic war between progressives and the left?
Actual Democratic voters are more moderate on the whole…
image….May 4, 2019. Daniel Hare/Special to The Post and Courier