Poll: Clinton holds double-digit lead on Sanders in SC

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Clinton holds a 21-point advantage heading toward the contest on Feb. 27 in a Public Policy Polling survey released late Monday to The State newspaper.

The former first lady has 55 percent of likely Democratic primary voters there, versus 34 percent for Sanders. Another 12 percent are undecided.

Clinton’s advantage stems in part from her backing from South Carolina’s African-American voters, pollsters found. About 63 percent support her, contrasted with 23 percent for Sanders. Another 14 percent remain undecided.

Sanders is making progress with courting the Palmetto State’s black voters, however.

Pollsters said  that Clinton led him, 86 to 11 percent, among that demographic last November.

PPP conducted its latest sampling of 525 likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina Feb. 14–15.