Biden increases lead in South Carolina to 29 points

Biden increases lead in South Carolina to 29 points
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE has increased his lead among Democratic primary voters in South Carolina by 29 percentage points, according to a Fox News poll.

Biden received 41 percent support from South Carolina voters, a 6 percentage point increase from July, when he held a 21 percentage point lead above his opponents.


Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFinal debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit Biden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform MORE (D-Mass.) also saw a boost to 12 percent support, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Trump's debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (I-Vt.) dropped to 10 percent support. Sanders has canceled campaign events until further notice after he suffered a heart attack.

Behind the frontrunners lie Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Watch live: Biden participates in HBCU homecoming Jennifer Aniston: 'It's not funny to vote for Kanye' MORE (D-Calif.) with 4 percent, a 12-percentage-point drop from July and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerDemocrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein 2020 election already most expensive ever TV ads favored Biden 2-1 in past month MORE with 4 percent.

The poll qualified Steyer for the November debate, as the fourth poll where he earned higher than 3 percent.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-N.J.) earned 3 percent and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE received 2 percent support.

The former vice president's support among black voters appears to be largely responsible for the wide margin. He maintains a 4 point advantage on Warren among white voters but leads her by 41 points among blacks. He also leads among men and those over 45.

When the poll combined voters' first and second choices, Biden soared to 52 percent, with Warren at 28 percent and Sanders at 23 percent.

The poll was conducted between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2, surveying 803 South Carolina Democratic primary voters. The margin of error was 3.5.

The poll distinguishing which races support the candidates had a margin of error of 6 for white voters and 4.5 for black voters.