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South Carolina Polls: Clinton On Verge Of Landslide Over Sanders

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South Carolina Polls: Clinton On Verge Of Landslide Over Sanders


Democratic voters in South Carolina are headed to the polls Saturday for the fourth showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. And the very likely outcome: Clinton appears set to win a blowout victory — potentially even greater than Sanders’s own previous landslide in New Hampshire — fueled in part by a wide appeal to minority voters.

The poll from Emerson College has Clinton at 60 percent of likely voters, against 37 percent for Sanders, almost the exact opposite of the result in New Hampshire.

Within the poll, 71 percent of African-American respondents support Clinton, versus 25 percent for Sanders. But even among South Carolina’s white Democratic voters, the poll shows Clinton leading 57 percent to 40 percent.

The difference is even starker in the survey from Clemson University: Hillary with 64 percent, and Bernie at just 14 percent. Between these two polls, the the support for Clinton is quite similar, with a vast difference only in Sanders’s showing.

So far in the Democratic primary campaign, Clinton won the Iowa caucuses by only a razor-thin margin, and then faced a stark defeat from Sanders in New Hampshire. She came back to a narrow victory in the Nevada caucuses and now appears set to win the the fourth contest with such a sweeping victory that it could restore her momentum toward the nomination — and, maybe, cast doubts upon Sanders’s ability to reach out beyond his base of younger white voters and into the minority communities that fuel Democratic wins in the general elections.

Photo: Saffron Cafe and Bakery owner Ali Rahnamoon (R) kisses the hand of U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she arrives to greet voters at his cafe in Charleston, South Carolina, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst



  1. Eriksunflower February 26, 2016

    If you support Bernie and you won’t support Hillary Clinton then let the DNC know that by signing the petition below. This petition doesn’t necessarily mean you will not to vote for Hillary if she is the eventual nominee, it does mean she will not have your personal support in a general election, such as donations and personal advocacy. Better to let the DNC know now before the race is decided. Hillary is universally unpopular amongst voters 18-29 and independents, two demographics democrats needed to win a general election, in addition she has an over 50% disapproval rating. Meanwhile Republicans are have broken records for participation in all of the first nominating contests. If Hillary and Trump win their perspective nominations then Trump could not only become our next president but he could also obtain super majorities in the house and the senate.


    1. Mr Corrections February 27, 2016

      Anyone who claims that they’re not going to vote for the nominee in the general is saying that Roe vs Wade, the environment, and every other liberal cause are less important than them getting their way. It’s absolutely disgraceful.

      1. Grannysmovin February 27, 2016

        I agree.

    2. Independent1 February 27, 2016

      The problem is, people who buy into all those numbers are doing so before the two ultimate nominees get together in pre-election debates when the GOP nominee has to provide answers to debate questions that are actually issues that the voters really care about – and not the creampuff issues that the GOP clownshow idiots have been addressing in their hate/insulate spewing events that have taken place so far.

      When voters finally wake up and realize that the GOP nominee really doesn’t have solutions to their real problems, and in many cases is a real light-weight with respect to many of those issues, their opinions could be far different from what today’s polls are showing. People who are putting too much credence on what today’s polls are saying are living in their own La La Land!!

    3. Balmy Balmer February 27, 2016

      Sure, teabagger.

  2. Mr Corrections February 27, 2016

    South Carolina, with only 59 delegates, is almost completely irrelevant. Sanders’ problem is that according to nearly every poll he’s got only one major state (Mass.) likely to go for him on March 1st (it’s a squeaker, but probably his), and two less important ones – Vermont and MAYBE Oklahoma. All the rest – including Texas, the biggest (252 delegates) – are likely going to go to Clinton, as she’s ahead by double digits in all of them. He’s got no likely victories at all coming on the 9th and 15th.

    The nomination is effectively already over, he just hasn’t accepted it yet.

  3. Phil Johnson February 27, 2016

    “Saffron Cafe and Bakery owner Ali Rahnamoon (R) kisses the hand of U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton…”

    Nothing too subtle about that, now, is there?

    aures lupi

  4. Cedar Cat February 27, 2016

    It’s unfortunate that Dems may nominate HRC, who will go down in defeat to the GOP. She brings too much baggage and will turn out the GOP vote if she is running. Bernie has widespread support from anyone who has spent anytime listening to his program.

    Oh, please! We so desperately need Bernie’s political revolution to get money out of politics once and for all!

    1. Mr Corrections February 27, 2016

      Of course she’s not going to “go down in defeat to the GOP”.

      Jesus Christ.

  5. Science Fan February 29, 2016

    It’s official. My party’s gone full retard. Thanks, DNC.


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