Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by a 29-point margin in South Carolina, according to a Monmouth University poll released Thursday.
The poll showed support for Clinton at 59 percent, while Sanders stood at 30 percent. This indicates a slight tightening of the race since the previous Monmouth poll conducted in November showed Clinton beating Sanders 69 percent to 21 percent in the Palmetto State. Nevertheless, it is consistent with most polling from the state, which shows Clinton with a commanding lead.
TPM’s PollTracker Average shows Clinton beating Sanders in the state at 58.8 percent to 34.2 percent.
The Monmouth poll was conducted by live phone interviews from Feb. 14-16. Pollsters surveyed 403 likely Democratic voters with a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.