The Obama Boom Hits South Carolina
Double digit leads are the name of the game this week for the junior Senator.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in South Carolina shows that Barack Obama has opened a double digit-lead over Hillary Clinton in the January 26th Primary Election. Itâ€™s Obama 42% Clinton 30%. John Edwards attracts 14% of the vote and nobody else tops 3%. […] In December, Obama and Clinton were tied at 33%. In November, Clinton had a ten-point advantage.
[…] Obama now attracts 58% of the African-American vote, up from 50% in December. Earlier in the year, Obama and Clinton split this important constituency fairly evenly. Now while Obama enjoys a 2-to-1 advantage over Clinton among African-American voters, white voters are split fairly evenly between three candidates–itâ€™s Clinton 32%, Edwards 29%, and Obama 27%. For Obama, that reflects a 13-point improvement from the previous survey.
Iowa meant a lot, but New Hampshire could mean more if he mops the floor with the other two.
He’s poised to do just that.