Poll: Clinton Leads Obama In South Carolina; Three-Way Tie In GOP
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
A new poll shows Hillary Clinton is leading the Democratic presidential primary field in South Carolina.
The Winthrop University-ETV poll shows Clinton is the choice of 33 percent of those questioned. Illinois Senator Barack Obama is at 23 percent. Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is at 10 percent. Edwards is spending Friday afternoon in Rock Hill, visiting the poorest stretch of road in the state.
The race is too close to call on the Republican side. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson has the backing of 18 percent. But that's statistically insignificant because of the sampling error for the telephone poll. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the choice of 16 percent, as is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Arizona Senator John McCain is at 9 percent.
The sampling error margin is 4.5 percentage points among Republicans and 4 percent among Democrats.