Poll: Clinton holds double-digit lead on Sanders in SC
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' MORE has a double-digit edge over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Study finds Pfizer vaccine almost 91 percent effective for 5 to 11 year olds The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Democratic frustration with Sinema rises MORE (I-Vt.) in South Carolina before the state’s Democratic presidential primary later this month, according to a new poll.

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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.