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 BidenHow 'Buy American', other pro-US policies can help advocates pass ambitious climate policies Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room 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 WarrenSinema's office outlines opposition to tax rate hikes The CFPB's data overreach hurts the businesses it claims to help Runaway higher ed spending gains little except endless student debt MORE (D-Mass.) also saw a boost to 12 percent support, while 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.) 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 HarrisKamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech Biden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE (D-Calif.) with 4 percent, a 12-percentage-point drop from July and billionaire philanthropist Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline 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 BookerSenate Democrats call for diversity among new Federal Reserve Bank presidents Progressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing MORE (D-N.J.) earned 3 percent and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden's Big Labor policies will create next round of inflation Airlines should give flight attendants 10 hours of rest between flights: FAA GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House 'grinches' for Christmas delays 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.