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POLL: CNN South Carolina Primary


A new CNN/Opinion Research statewide survey (results) of likely primary voters in South Carolina (conducted 12/9 through 12/12) finds:

  • Among 555 likely Republican primary voters, former Gov. Mike Huckabee leads former Sen. Fred Thompson (24% to 17%) in a statewide primary; former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Gov. Mitt Romney both trail at 16%, Sen. John McCain at 13%, Rep. Ron Paul at 11%.
  • Among 428 likely Democratic primary voters, Sen. Hillary Clinton leads Sen. Barack Obama (42% to 34%) in a statewide primary; former Sen. John Edwards trails at 16%.
  • All other candidates receive less than five percent each. The margin of sampling error is 4% for Republicans, and 4.5% for Democrats.

 

Comments
Thad Beier:

I'm amazed Edwards is doing so poorly in South Carolina, so close to his home and where I would expect would be the heart of his popularity.

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He's never been hugely popular there. He and Kerry lost the state in 2004 by 18 points, and he only won the Senate seat by 4 points.

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Paul:

As to Edwards, unless he wins Iowa where he was ahead early on, it would seem he stands no chance of winning the nomination.

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