Former reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump taunted his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday over a recent poll that showed the senator way behind in Graham’s home state.
The taunt was spurred by a poll released Tuesday which found Trump led South Carolina among likely GOP voters.
Trump eagerly shared his poll results on Twitter:
Congrats @LindseyGrahamSC. You just got 4 points in your home state of SC—far better than zero nationally. You’re only 26 pts behind me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015
The Monmouth University poll found Trump receiving 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters with his closest competitor, former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, at 15 percent.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush polled at 9 percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former technology executive Carly Fiorina at 6 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz polled at 5 percent.
Graham and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were tied at 4 percent each.
The poll was conducted from August 20 to 23 by telephone among 453 South Carolina residents likely to vote in the Republican primary in February. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.6 percent.