Joe Biden needs a miracle, (let’s be real), and South Carolina may just be looking to provide such divine assistance.
The former Vice President has been plummeting in the polls, under the weight of a number of uncomfortable temper tantrums, some troublesome gaffes, and a fog of doubt surrounding he and his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.
As Biden has slipped, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has soared, taking decisive victories in New Hampshire and Nevada, racking up delegates by the dozens.
South Carolina is likely Joe Biden’s last chance to make a splash in the race before being swept downstream and out of contention.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has an 18-point lead over his Democratic presidential primary opponents in South Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Biden has 35 percent support in the Clemson University poll released just days ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary.
Businessman Tom Steyer, who has focused much of his campaign on South Carolina, pulled in a distant second at 17 percent support in the poll.
Meanwhile in Charleston, Bernie Sanders told a crowd that a “conventional” candidate such as Joe Biden stands no chance against Donald Trump in the general election.
This is precisely the opposite of the thinking displayed by much of the Democratic establishment, who believe that Bernie Sanders is far too radical to be competitive come November.
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