South Carolina Poll Shows Trump Leading by 28 Points

A poll from Monmouth University, focused on South Carolina GOP support, found that Trump leads by 28 points.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, often in second place, is in fourth place among South Carolina Republican voters.

Trump has 46% support, while former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is in second with 18% support.

Senator Tim Scott is in third place with 10% support.

According to the poll, 54% of GOP primary voters believe Trump is likely the best candidate to defeat Joe Biden.

“Trump’s advantage in the poll results may actually be understated because his backers tend to be more engaged, and thus may have a higher likelihood of turning out, compared with other potential voters,” poll contact Patrick Murray wrote in an analysis of the poll.

“For example, 87% of Trump voters claim to be absolutely certain to vote in the February primary, compared with 69% of other candidates’ supporters who say the same.

Reporting from Newsmax:

"Also, 76% of Trump voters are extremely motivated to vote in the primary, which is far greater than supporters of other candidates (46%). Among those who have a strong track record of turning out for GOP primaries, 54% support Trump.

"Trump voters (76%) are also much more likely than those backing another candidate (33%) to say they are definitely supporting their current choice. Nearly all Trump voters (93%) feel their candidate is the strongest Republican to take on President Joe Biden in 2024.