Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Hold Strong Leads in South Carolina Polls
Feb 18 2016
Nevada's most influential Democrat is staying out of the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
The Democratic gender gap is shrinking. Clinton has long held an edge among African-Americans, who make up about 28 percent of the state's population, but Sanders is looking to make inroads.
The Nevada Republican caucuses are scheduled for February 23. At 39%, the Republican front-runner is leading Florida Sen. Undecided voters are at 9%.
The poll was conducted by telephone February 10-15 among a random sample of 1,006 adult residents in sc. CNN/ORC notes that results among the 282 likely Democratic primary voters include a margin or error that is plus or minus 6 percentage points. Both candidates carry their demographic strong points from prior states into Nevada, with Clinton holding an edge among women, while Sanders tops the former secretary of state among voters under age 55, the poll said. "Two different measurements of two dissimilar candidates", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The former was a close race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that was generally thought to illustrate Clinton's popularity among Latinos and Obama's organizational strength.
Some characteristics of Democratic voters were polled as well.
While Trump's numbers have remained close to the same, challengers Marco Rubio (five points), Ted Cruz (three points) and especially John Kasich (nine points) have gobbled up support from Ben Carson and recently departed candidates. Bush managed to hire the people who ran Romney's 2012 campaign there, but if the new CNN survey is any indication (Jeb's at one percent), he's going nowhere fast.