These polls continue to point to Joe Biden’s lead for the Democratic Presidential nomination…
South Carolina Democratic voters strongly support Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee to become the 46th president, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed said they were leaning toward voting for the former vice president. Of the African Americans Democratic and Democratic eaning voters contacted, he had even higher numbers, at 46%.
Other candidates planning to run in the S.C. primary with support were U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 17%, followed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 8%, and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, 7%. The remaining 15 candidates fell under 5%.
South Carolina is important in the presidential process because it is the first primary in the South and because it is the first time presidential candidates can be vetted by large numbers of African-American voters.
Winthrop Poll Director Scott Huffmon noted that “African Americans constitute one of the most important constituencies for the Democratic Party. African Americans can make up more than 60% of the Democratic Presidential Primary vote in South Carolina, which is a much larger portion than in the Iowa Caucus or New Hampshire primary.”
Only a third of those surveyed by the Winthrop Poll said they were sure of their choice. A little more than half of all respondents said they might change their mind.
The Democratic and Democratic leaning poll respondents overwhelmingly (93%) said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job as president. Those S.C. voters who identify as Republican or lean that way have the opposite opinion: 72% approve of Trump.
More than half of white Democratic voters in S.C. said that beating Trump was more important than picking a candidate who shared their positions on major issues, while only 35% said beating Trump was important…
(Biden is leading Warren in South Carolina more than 2-1 in the Real Clear Politics average...)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now in a virtual dead heat with former Vice President Joe Biden in the first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary campaign, according to a new poll.
The latest Saint Anselm College Center Survey Center poll shows that Warren’s overall upward trajectory is evident in New Hampshire, as it has been recently in national polls.
The survey of 423 Granite State registered voters who intend to vote in the Democratic primary showed that Warren is the favorite of 25 percent and Biden is the top choice of 24 percent – well within the poll’s 4.8 percent margin of error. The poll was conducted Sept. 25-29 by landline and cellphone calling and is the third Saint Anselm poll of the 2020 primary campaign.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the landslide winner of the 2016 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, is in third place with 11 percent, essentially tied with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who was backed by 10 percent of those polled….
(Biden / Warren is 23% to 20% Biden lead in the New Hampshire Real Clear Politics polling average…)