Thursday, February 18, 2016
SOUTH CAROLINA VOTES - 2016 GOP PRIMARY: (FEBRUARY 20)
RUBIO vs TRUMP: I NOMINATE BOTH CANDIDATES.
TRUMP ATTRACTS NEW INTEREST & BRINGS GREAT BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO THE GOP.
RUBIO ATTRACTS YOUNG & LATINO VOTERS AND BRINGS GREAT POLITICAL EXPERIENCE.
Sources: Insidegov, The State, WMUR, Youtube
Four new polls out Thursday show New York billionaire Donald Trump holding his lead in Saturday’s Republican presidential primary.
Trump averaged 32 percent support from S.C. Republicans in the surveys. U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are battling for second place, with Cruz and Rubio averaging 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush averaged 11 percent across the polls, two of which had him at 9 percent and two, at 14 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich averaged 10 percent across the polls, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 6 percent.
The polls, released Thursday, are from American Research Group, Fox News, the S.C. House GOP, Harper Polling and the Emerson College Polling Society.
They all were taken after the GOP presidential debate in Greenville last weekend, when Trump criticized former President George W. Bush for the 9/11 terrorist attacks happening on his watch – a comment that some predicted might hurt him in South Carolina where the Bush family is popular.