Joe Biden’s once mammoth lead in South Carolina has evaporated to a mere 5 points in the latest Post and Courier SC poll.
Even worse for Biden is #2 is Bernie Sanders, who is expected to win Iowa as well as New Hampshire.
If Biden loses Iowa, New Hampshire, Las Vegas, and then can not pull off a win in South Carolina where he is heavily favored, many feel his run will be essentially over.
Postandcourier reports Joe Biden’s hold atop South Carolina Democratic presidential primary polls has never wavered over nearly a year.
But the former vice president’s lead continues to slide with the South’s first primary just under a month away.
Biden, who once led by as much as 31 percentage points in South Carolina, holds a 5-point edge over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the latest Post and Courier-Change Research poll released Sunday. Biden sits at 25 percent to Sanders’ 20 percent.
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who has shown South Carolina is a top priority among early-voting states with his constant advertising, sits third not far behind the political veterans at 18 percent.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once considered Biden’s chief rival in the state, fell back to fourth, off pace with the leaders at 11 percent.
Former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, at 7 percent, is the only other Democratic White House hopeful polling above 3 percent in South Carolina, the new poll found. Ten percent of voters had no pick.
This is the eighth Post and Courier-Change Research poll of the 2020 race in South Carolina and interestingly, no challenger to Biden has polled at more than 20 percent.