Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonArkansas lawmaker proposes bill that would remove Clinton name from airport: report Bush daughter to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser Tom Perez embodies the Democratic Party. This is why he should lead it. MORE holds an 18-point lead over her Democratic presidential rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders on Trump's media attacks: He doesn't understand democracy Drug importation won't save dollars or lives Dems fear divisions will persist after DNC chair election MORE in the latest South Carolina poll released Tuesday afternoon.
Clinton is supported by 56 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the Palmetto State ahead of its Feb. 27 primary, compared to 38 percent support for Sanders, according to the CNN/ORC poll.
Meanwhile, a majority of white voters in the state, 54 percent, support Sanders, with 40 percent backing Clinton, Men are more evenly split, 49 to 45 percent in Sanders's favor.
Sanders has sought to cut into Clinton's big lead in the state by making inroads with black voters following his huge win in New Hampshire last week. Clinton narrowly took the Iowa caucuses earlier this month.
The candidates are battling in Nevada ahead of that state's Feb. 20 caucus before turning their focus to South Carolina a week later.
The survey of 280 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted Feb. 10-15 via telephone and has a 6-point margin of error.