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Trump Retains South Carolina Lead In Post-Debate Polls


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By Hunter Wallace

Ever since the Republican debate on Saturday, the conventional wisdom has been that Trump damaged himself in South Carolina with his full-throated attack on George W. Bush over the Iraq War. The two South Carolina polls taken since the debate show otherwise:

PPP – Trump 35, Cruz 18, Rubio 18, Kasich 10, Carson 7, Bush 7

SC House GOP – Trump 33, Cruz 14, Rubio 14, Bush 13, Kasich 10, Carson 6, Undecided 10

The polls taken since Trump’s victory in New Hampshire, but before the Republican debate show that nothing has changed:

ARG – Trump 35, Kasich 15, Rubio 14, Cruz 12, Bush 10, Carson 2

Gravis – Trump 37, Cruz 23, Rubio 19, Bush 9, Kasich 6, Carson 6

CBS/YouGov – Trump 42, Cruz 20, Rubio 15, Kasich 9, Bush 6, Carson 6

Augusta Chronicle/Opinion Savvy – Trump 36, Cruz 20, Rubio 15, Bush 11, Kasich 9, Carson 6

If the polls are accurate like they were in New Hampshire, Trump is headed for a landslide victory on Saturday in South Carolina. If the polls are off like they were in Iowa, it is still hard to see Trump losing with an overwhelming 18.5 point lead.