Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across SC on Thursday ahead of the state's primary election on Saturday - their first big test with African-American voters. "This latest intervention in the Democratic primary is one of the most desperate yet, a despicable torrent of misinformation by the president's lackeys".
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and California billionaire Tom Steyer finished out with 6 percent and 2 percent respectively. Another 15% of voters remain undecided, and the rest of the candidates drew support in single digits. A win in SC could give his campaign the momentum he needs to mount a come back going into Super Tuesday.
"African Americans are 29% of this state, and they got to be somewhere around 60% of the vote in the primary".
The Monmouth poll indicates that's not happening. Steyer has spent large amounts of money advertising in the state with a message aimed specifically at gathering African American support, including a call for reparations for slavery. "That may happen before they even get to the convention but we'll see", Pelosi told reporters. The next most common answer was "optimistic" at 42 percent, while "inspired" and "excited" came in a distant third at 25 percent.
Pete Buttigieg, the moderate former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, criticized Sanders during the debate for the changing estimates on the costs of his proposals such as government-run healthcare. But, after all was said and done, the candidates were clearly aware where they were and made incessant, sometimes blatant appeal to the state's Black voters. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg all within six points of each other in the state's most recent poll.
Joe Biden has an 18 point lead in SC ahead of the state's Democratic primary, a new poll reveals.
Heading into Saturday's primary in South Carolina, Sanders has earned an estimated 45 delegates, according to 270ToWin, a non-partisan us political website. "The core of the Democratic Party will never trust him", the senator from MA said.
South Carolinians vote Saturday, and the state has witnessed massive ad buys by both presidential campaigns and outside groups on the candidates' behalf.
"The rules are very clear, the person who will be nominated for president will be the person who will have the majority of the votes", Pelosi said. Sanders has now secured a three-point lead over Biden among black voters nationwide, sending the Biden campaign into panic mode as it steps up its attacks on the avowed democratic socialist, seeking to harm his credibility among that key demographic.
The Monmouth poll was conducted by telephone, using cellphones and landlines, February 23 to 25.
Voters who wanted a guaranteed ticket to the debate had to pay thousands of dollars as a sponsor-the prices of which range from $1,750 to $3,200 each to attend multiple "First in the South" events, according to WCSC.