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Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field in South Carolina by 21 points

Poll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field in South Carolina by 21 points
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE is maintaining a strong lead among the crowded Democratic presidential primary pack in South Carolina, according to a Fox News poll.

The survey, which was released on Thursday, put Biden at a 21-point lead in the Palmetto State, with 35 percent support among Democratic primary voters. 

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Biden also holds a large lead among South Carolina's black voters, who will likely play a crucial role in the state's primary next year. 

Forty-one percent of black voters said they support Biden, while 15 percent expressed their support for Sanders. 

Harris followed, at 12 percent among the voting group, while Booker garnered 4 percent support from black voters polled in the state. 

The poll can be viewed as welcome news for Biden, whose campaign has been grappling with attacks on his civil rights record. 

Harris and Biden went head-to-head last month on the second night of the first Democratic presidential debates when she confronted him on his past comments about working with segregationist senators and his record on busing.

The California senator experienced a bump in a number of polls after the confrontation. 

The Fox News poll was conducted from July 7 to 10, among 701 South Carolina Democratic primary voters. The poll's margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.