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POLL: CBS South Carolina Primary


A new CBS News statewide survey (story, GOP results, Dem results) of likely primary voters in South Carolina (conducted 12/13 through 12/17) finds:

  • Among 447 likely Republican primary voters, former Gov. Mike Huckabee leads former Gov. Mitt Romney (28% to 20%) in a statewide primary; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani trails at 12%, Sen. John McCain at 11%, former Sen. Fred Thompson at 10%.
  • Among 559 likely Democratic primary voters, Sen. Barack Obama runs at 35%, Sen. Hillary Clinton at 34%*, and former Sen. John Edwards 13% in a statewide primary.
  • All other candidates receive less than five percent each. The margin of sampling error is 5% for likely Republican primary voters and 4% for likely Democratic primary voters.

 

Comments
Anonymous:

obama is 35, and clinton is 34 - not 24. what a big difference a single digit can make!

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Paul:

Another state where people have found Huckabee is more like them than Romney, and certainly Giuliani. I credit Giuliani and McCain for that matter for sticking to their former messages, although for both of them they have problems speaking to conservatives and in the case of McCain his support for our continued presence in Iraq. I do not think Thompson has had the time to try to differentiate himself from the field, and he is not as good on the stump as Romney for example.

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Tamaika Cole:

African americans have a unique opportunity here. If you agree with Senator Obama, put your stock in him. This is our shot with a serious black contender. If it turns out that he does not win the primary, then we can back Hillary, if we choose to. We can't lose either way. However, we certainly can help his cause and give him the boost he needs and deserves in my personal opinion. I truly believe in Senator Obama and if the black majority does too, this is our opportunity. Who knows when it'll happen again.

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Barack Obama, equal opportunity candidate.

It's obvious that Obama is not white enough and certainly not black enough. He does however presents himself as an equal opportunity candidate.

There's a piece of him for the white color conscious voter and a piece of him for the black color conscious voter. It would be nice if race was not a factor but let's not kid ourselves; we are all not so blind.

For the first time, African-Americans are presented with a candidate who shares their heritage and has a legitimate chance to be nominated and eventually elected president of the United States.

Obama is not an ordinary candidate. He is specially gifted and standing head to head with Hillary, is far superior both in judgment, character and intellectual endowment. He also has sufficient relevant experience to make good decisions where others like Hillary failed. Moreover, he will do more for blacks than Hillary will ever do.

Blacks should not allow themselves to be held back by fear and self doubt and be misguided into voting for Hillary instead of Obama. If Iowa can do it, why can't they?

Blacks are intelligent enough to know that simply being black is no grounds to be supported. Heaven knows there are enough ineffective black individuals parading as leaders out there. Obama without a doubt is as qualified a candidate for the White house as there is on the campaign trail.

The tag teams of Bill and Hillary Clinton have mounted a serious negative campaign to diminish the stature of Obama. They have introduced the race and gender cards in an effort to bait and destroy him.

They have also turned loose all the big media dogs to intensify their attacks on Obama. In other words, the Clinton machine is in full war mode and will take no prisoners.

This is the moment for African-Americans to stand for something. This is the time to make their vote count. If they capitulate to the Clintons and allow themselves to be duped into selecting Hillary, then they will be for a long time relegated to the bottom. The Latinos are coming.

Blacks should not allow themselves to be pimped by the Clintons. They should free themselves from mental slavery and exercise wisdom by giving Obama victory. They should reject any so called leaders who may try to persuade them from doing the right thing.

Blacks should cease this moment and set a new course for their future. Let's face it; Obama is the closest blacks will ever come to having a black president. Bill Clinton is not black and never was. Remember also that Hillary is no Bill and therefore, doesn't deserve any blind allegiance.

Help defeat the Clinton machine, select Obama and set the stage for change. That's the challenge to blacks

Wordtodawise

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lou:

Obama wins S.Carolina. And so the "RACE" begins.

[The audience chanted "Race doesn't matter" as it awaited Obama to make his appearance after rolling up 55 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
But it did, in a primary that shattered turnout records.
About half the voters were black, according to polling place interviews, and four out of five of them supported Obama.] quoted from AP article.

For a people that claim not to just be voting or planning to vote based on race, hmmm, they sure seem to be contradicting themselves. At least here in Iowa (where Obama pulled out a win, and in a predominantly white state...more so than others) it seems the people voted based on who they felt put forth better ideas on issues facing our country today, rather than who's skin tone most matched theirs. For shame!

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