Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina Primary’

South Carolina is the first Primary in the south and since 1980 no Republican has won the nomination without first claiming victory in the Palmetto State. The latest Real Clear Politics Poll Average puts the race too close to call.

Romney leads the pack at 19.3, followed closely by Rudy at 19, and Fred Thompson at 18.3… John McCain is still within striking distance at 12.3…

The dynamics certainly will change before the primary, Iowa and Michigan will have their contests earlier, and New Hampshire is expected to as well, which means some candidates could be knocked out before South Carolinans vote.

It will be interesting to see if Mike Huckabee can improve his polling numbers (currently at 6) and be competitive in South Carolina as well.  To do this though would likely require him to do surprisingly well in at least 1 of the earlier contests.

But for now the race is a toss-up..