CBS Poll: Trump, Clinton command big leads in S.C.

CBS Poll: Trump, Clinton command big leads in S.C.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both maintain a large lead for their parties in the Palmetto State.

The poll indicated Trump kept a large lead in South Carolina bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here.

With just four days until the Republican Primary, the poll says Trump enjoys a commanding lead with 42 percent of the vote.

In a distant second place is Ted Cruz with 20 percent, followed by Marco Rubio with 15 percent, John Kasich with nine percent and Jeb Bush coming
and Dr. Ben Carson tied in last place at six percent each.

For the Republicans, the poll has a margin or effort of plus or minus 5.7 percent.

On the Democratic side, the poll gives Clinton 59 percent of the vote in South Carolina, compared to Bernie Sanders' 40 percent.

The poll says Sanders continues to lead among white and younger voters, but in South Carolina, that is not enough to bring him close to Clinton who enjoys strong support among African-American voters who make up a large segment of the state's party.

The poll also finds South Carolina residents feel Sanders is more trustworthy but says in the Palmetto State, both candidates are considered "trustworthy." The poll says Clinton leads on "preparedness" for the Presidency.

The poll's margin of error for the Democrats is plus or minus 8.7 percent.

It was conducted online by YouGov Feb.10 through 12.

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