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Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the latest poll in South Carolina holds the first southern primary in the race for the White house. But the former Vice-President, with a hit as top-tier rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support is increasing in the competition of the Biden campaign looks like a firewall.
Biden – who has long-standing relationships in the state stands at 33 percent among South Carolina voters likely to cast a ballot in the state’s February primary, according to a new poll from Monmouth University. The is of 6 percentage points from Monmouth’s last poll in the Palmetto state, which was to be held in July.
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Warren, the progressive senator from Massachusetts, stands at 16 percent in the poll, a jump of 7 points from July.
Sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the third in the new poll, to 12 percent. The right-wing populist independent senator from Vermont, makes his second straight White house bid was 10 per cent in the previous survey.
Sr., Kamala Harris of California, was 12 percent in the July survey, saw their support drop in half and now comes in at 6 percent in the new poll.
Environmental and progressive advocate and former hedge Fund manager Tom Steyer has the support of 4 percent of likely South Carolina primaries voters, with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 3 percent, and Sens. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, each at 2 percent. The remaining nine candidates in the record-breaking Democratic presidential field, all of the register to 1 percent or less.
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In addition to the topline results of the survey also warning signs for Biden among South Carolina black voters, who make up more than half of the likely Democratic primary voters. The former Vice-President, the position as a first – or second-choice candidate fell by 10 points among black voters, 52 percent, while Warren jumped its position as one of the top two contenders by 11 points to 26 percent.
“Biden is still in a pretty good position in South Carolina, but there are some indications that he may not have a real firewall with black voters. If he does well in the competitions earlier, in February, there will be potential for the current settings to shift here,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said in a statement.
The Monmouth University Poll Oct. 16-21, 402 South Carolina voters to throw probably a ballot in the Democratic presidential primary question asked by the live telephone operators. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.