Nothing the deep state has done against Trump has worked; this frivolous indictment won’t work either. Trump is dominating the polls nationwide even more than before the indictment.
For this blog post I’ll just focus on his South Carolina leap in the polls.
According to a new survey released by Winthrop University on Tuesday, Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is leading the Republican competition in the crucial early primary state of South Carolina. The poll shows that Trump has secured 41 percent of the support among surveyed Republican voters, which is more than twice the level of support of his potential and current rivals.
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley received only 20 percent of the support, despite her tenure as governor of the state from 2011 to 2017. Meanwhile, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, who has not yet officially announced his candidacy for president, received 18 percent of the support, and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina received seven percent. Other candidates, such as former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, received only a few percentage points of support.
According to Winthrop Poll Director Dr. Scott Huffmon, “Trump is in a strong position and has more than double the support of the next candidate in the field.” While Haley’s level of support in South Carolina is more than four times higher than her national polls, it is not surprising as she is on her home turf. DeSantis is considered to be the only serious challenger to Trump in national polls, but the poll indicates that Haley and DeSantis are statistically tied in what could be a critical state for Haley.
The poll also revealed that Trump has a 74 percent approval rating among South Carolina Republicans, while Haley and Scott have a 73 percent and 69 percent approval rating, respectively.