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Biden Pulling Away in South Carolina With 46%, State Poll Shows

  • Former vice president tops Sanders in survey of party voters
  • Most respondents said Biden has best chance to defeat Trump
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg

Just weeks after announcing his presidential run, former Vice President Joe Biden led the Democratic pack in the key South Carolina race, attracting support from 46% of likely party primary voters in a state poll released Sunday.

Biden had more than triple the support of his nearest rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who attracted 15% of those surveyed, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper, which conducted the poll with Change Research.