Poll: SC Democratic Voters Support Hilary Clinton As Nominee

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Winthrop University recently surveyed 832 South Carolina likely democratic voters by phone between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1 to ask them who they would vote for in the upcoming presidential election.

According to the Winthrop poll, 72% of likely democratic voters are leaning toward voting for the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Among African-American voters she had an even higher percentage at 80%. The other two candidates running in the primary received less support – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 15% and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, 2%.

The South Carolina Democratic Primary is important in the presidential process because it’s the first primary in the South and South Carolina has a large African-American population.

Withrop Poll Director Scott Huffmon says, “African-Americans constitute one of the most important constituencies for the Democratic Party. African-Americans can make up over 50% of the Democratic Presidential Primary vote in South Carolina, which is a much larger portion than you’ll see in the Iowa Caucus or New Hampshire primary.”

To read more of the results found in The Winthrop Poll, click here.

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