Trump Keeps HUGE Lead In South Carolina Despite Debate Controversy

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After Saturday night’s fierce debate, the “experts” said Donald Trump would go down in the polls in South Carolina for his comments regarding former President George W. Bush.

As they have been since “The Donald” first announced, they were wrong yet again about the GOP Presidential hopeful. Trump leads the field by nearly 20%.

According to The State:

“Behind Trump, who has 35 percent support in a new poll, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas are tied for second place — at 18 percent each, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released exclusively Monday to The State.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is in fourth at 10 percent support, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, tied with 7 percent support each.

Public Policy interviewed 897 likely GOP primary voters Sunday and Monday – the first look at how after Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate affected the race. The poll has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

The GOP poll suggests Trump’s debate performance – in which he criticized former President George W. Bush for the 2001 terror attacks – may not be hurting the frontrunner in a state that has deep ties to the Bush family.”