WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
For All The Delegates In South Carolina
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Noted South Carolina Political Reporter Gamecock Tadwell says last week Ohio Governor John Kasich, who took Sloppy Seconds in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Donald Trump, arrived in this more conservative Southern state with little staff or support to compete for the 50 delegates in the “Winner Take All” Palmetto State Republican Primary on Saturday.
Unfortunately for Kasich, Donald Trump holds a commanding double-digit lead over all of his rivals in South Carolina, according to the latest Monmouth University survey of likely primary voters released Wednesday afternoon. Trump earned 35%, followed by 19% for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, 17% for Florida Senator Marco Rubio, 9% for Ohio Governor John Kasich, 8% for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and 7% for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Just 5% of voters say they remain undecided.