By Jesse Byrnes
Trump continues huge leads in SC polling
Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at third Ohio rally Picking longtime fixer as chief of staff proves Clinton hasn't changed Trump: 'We should just cancel the election and give it to Trump' MORE continues to lead the field in South Carolina days before its Saturday primary, with a bottleneck for second place, according to a new poll.
Trump got 33 percent support in an American Research Group (ARG) poll conducted this week and released Tuesday.
Marco RubioMarco RubioObama plans 'aggressive' blitz for Clinton in campaign's final days One way or another, 2016 was all about Donald Trump's hands Poll: Clinton has 4-point lead over Trump in Florida MORE follows at 16 percent, then Ted CruzTed CruzDemocrats pounce on Cruz's Supreme Court comments Brent Budowsky: An epic battle for the future of Congress Cruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed MORE and John Kasich at 14 percent apiece and Jeb Bush at 9 percent.
Ben Carson sits at 3 percent. Another 8 percent of likely GOP voters remain undecided.
The survey of 400 likely GOP primary voters was conducted Feb. 14-16 via telephones with a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
Trump has led a series of polls in the state released this week, though others have found different results in the tightly-packed race for second place.
A survey from the South Carolina House GOP had Cruz at 16 percent, with Rubio and Bush at 15 percent apiece, Kasich at 8 percent and Carson at 7 percent.
CNN/ORC found Cruz at 22 percent, Rubio at 14 percent, Bush at 10 percent, Carson at 6 percent and Kasich at 4 percent.
Public Policy Polling found Rubio and Cruz tied for second with 18 percent, Kasich at 10 percent, and Bush and Carson tied at 7 percent apiece.