Tags: Trump Administration | Democrats 2016 | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | Hillary Clinton | election | south carolina

Pollster: Hillary Could Win South Carolina

Image: Pollster: Hillary Could Win South Carolina

(AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016 10:56 AM

New poll numbers show Donald Trump's grip on South Carolina rapidly loosening — so much so it appears Hillary Clinton could win the deeply-Republican Palmetto State.

At the moment, the Republican presidential nominee has a 58.8 percent chance of taking South Carolina in the general election this November, according to famed numbers-cruncher Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com. That's compared to Clinton's tally of 41.1 percent.

But as South Carolina's largest newspaper The State points out, just 10 days ago, Trump led Silver's survey with 84.9 percent. That is a cataclysmic drop of over 26 points in less than two weeks.

Trump also has another landmine to tiptoe over in South Carolina — the outright contempt of Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Last month, Graham asked fellow Republicans to withdraw their endorsements of Trump after the billionaire real-estate tycoon claimed a Latino judge's heritage made him unfit to oversee lawsuits against the now-defunct Trump University.

And last week, the veteran lawmaker told Trump: "Your opponent right now is yourself."

As well, Gov. Nikki Haley has also had prickly moments with Trump, although she's pledged to support the GOP nominee.

The last time a Democratic presidential candidate carried South Carolina was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
New poll numbers show Donald Trump's grip on South Carolina rapidly loosening - so much so that it appears Hillary Clinton could win the deeply-Republican Palmetto State.
election, south carolina, donald trump, hillary clinton
201
2016-56-09
Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016 10:56 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved