No surprise on embattled Donald Trump….
But this IS just another hint to Tim Scott to stop wasting his time on a presidential nomination run and spend more time with his girl friend?
Ron DeSantis is just spinning his wheels…..
And Nikki Haley seems to be displacing DeSantis as the main alternative to Donald Trump among Republicans a remarkable feat in itself….
All this while Donald Trump spends time attacking the judge’s that will decide his legal cases…
Former President Donald Trump currently holds majority support in the early primary state of South Carolina, where his strongest challenger is Nikki Haley, the state’s former governor, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Fifty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina call Trump their first choice for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, with 22% picking Haley and 11% backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, whose campaign is currently focused on Iowa more than his home state, follows at 6%. No other candidate saw more than 2% support.
South Carolina is one of the earliest contests on the GOP nominating calendar next year, holding its Republican primary on February 24 after Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. Trump’s support in South Carolina, though broad, falls slightly shy of his even wider leads over the field in recent CNN polls nationally and in Nevada. Recent polling in New Hampshire and Iowa from CNN and others, though, finds Trump with narrower support in those two states, where several of his rivals are hoping a strong showing will dent his support in later contests such as South Carolina’s.
But, echoing the dynamics of the primary campaign nationally, Trump’s base of support in South Carolina is far more solid than his rivals’ pool of core supporters. An 82% majority of his current backers say that they’ll definitely support him. Just 42% of Haley’s supporters and 38% of DeSantis’ backers say they’re certain they won’t change their minds…..
For the Dean Phillps and any other Democrat thinking about 2024 and South Carolina?….
The new poll finds the sitting Democratic president, Joe Biden, broadly unpopular in the state. While 63% of Black registered voters and 78% of Democratic registered voters in the state give him positive marks for his job performance, he’s under water with most other demographic groups, with an overall approval rating of just 33%…..