Biden leads, Steyer pulls in second in South Carolina: poll

Biden leads, Steyer pulls in second in South Carolina: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE has a double digit lead over his presidential primary opponents in South Carolina, with Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire CNN to host two straight nights of Democratic town halls before NH primary Steyer's advice from son after overhearing Warren-Sanders hot mic dust-up: 'Don't be a snitch' MORE leapfrogging top-tier candidates for the second place spot in the early voting state, according to a new poll. 

Biden has 36 percent support in South Carolina, a 21-point lead over Steyer, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. 

Although Biden maintains a strong first place lead, his support dipped 5 points from an October Fox News poll in the state. 

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Steyer jumped to second, at 15 percent, according to the poll. It’s an 11-point increase for the billionaire philanthropist since October and solidifies his place on next week’s debate stage along with a separate Fox News poll released the same day showing Steyer with 12 percent support in Nevada. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Human Rights Campaign president rips Sanders's embrace of Rogan endorsement MORE (I-Vt.) is in third in South Carolina, at 14 percent, closely trailed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKlobuchar plans campaign rallies across Iowa despite impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Warren pledges to release Trump records if elected MORE (D-Mass.) at 10 percent. Sanders's support increased by 4 points since October, whereas Warren’s support decreased by 2 points. 

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire CNN to host two straight nights of Democratic town halls before NH primary Poll shows tight general election battle between Trump and top Democrats MORE is a distant fifth at 4 percent support, based on the poll. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBlack caucus in Nevada: 'Notion that Biden has all of black vote is not true' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' MORE (D-N.J.), entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangJohn Leguizamo joins the 'Yang Gang' CNN to host two straight nights of Democratic town halls before NH primary Joe Rogan says he's probably voting for Bernie Sanders MORE and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergPoll: 68 percent of Democrats say it 'makes no difference' if a candidate is a billionaire Chicago mayor weighing possible Bloomberg endorsement Judge Judy's verdict: Ignoring Bloomberg's record to endorse others made no sense MORE are each at 2 percent, based on the poll. All other candidates are at one percent support or less. 

South Carolina Democrats will vote on Feb. 29. It is the first early voting state with a significant African American voting population. 

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Biden is the leading candidate among black voters in the state, with 43 percent support, according to the poll. Steyer trails him at 16 percent support, Sanders at 12 percent and Warren at 6 percent. 

Buttigieg, who has struggled throughout the primary to gain support from African American voters, has 2 percent support from black voters in South Carolina, based on the poll. 

Booker also has 2 percent support among black voters in the state, based on the poll. 

The poll was conducted between Jan. 5 and Jan. 8. It surveyed 808 South Carolina Democratic primary voters. There is a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.