Clinton holds double-digit lead over Trump

Andrew Cummings
August 12, 2016

Clinton's lead jumped from one point to eight after becoming her party's presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention. "Given that Clinton has many more paths to the White House, these poll results are a warning sign for the Trump effort".

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"By nominating Donald Trump for President of the United States", Rutherford said, "the Republican Party has abdicated its role as a serious political party in America and transformed into the world's largest and angriest comment section".

38/56 prcent of South Carolinians with a favorable/unfavorable view of Donald Trump. In that poll, Clinton led Trump 43-37 percent among registered voters and 45-41 percent among likely voters.

Clinton leads Trump, 36.6 percent to 29.6 percent.

Public Policy Polling boasts it was the only polling outfit in the country to forecast a 20-point victory in 2008 for then-candidate Barack Obama in the S.C. primary.

PPP's poll is the first major poll to test the presidential waters in SC.

The poll, conducted August 9-10, was administered by Public Policy Polling, a firm based in Raleigh. "It's time to get to work".

"These poll results confirm what has been apparent to me for quite some time: South Carolinians are rejecting the failed policies of the Republican Party and the risky divisiveness of their leader, Donald Trump", S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison said in a statement.

According to the survey - conducted by Raleigh, N.C. -based Public Policy Polling (PPP) - S.C. governor Nikki Haley now has a 48 percent approval rating, whereas 39 percent of South Carolinians disapprove of her performance. Each of the polls has an average margin of error of 3.5 percent.

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