COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIAT) — The CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll shows Donald Trump as a strong front-runner in South Carolina, bolstered in part by support from conservatives and evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate in the Palmetto state.
“I don’t know who I’m voting for yet, but I think he (Trump) has good things to say and he’s definitely in the running for who I’m voting for in the primary,” said Dallas Kennedy, South Carolina voter.
Texas senator Ted Cruz is holding on to a distant second place, and Marco Rubio a close third. Late this week Rubio picked up a key endorsement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Riding the popularity Haley, Florida senator Marco Rubio crisscrossed the state trying to rally the troops.
“We have the chance to be the authors of the greatest chapter in the amazing story of America and that’s why I need your support tomorrow so that’s why I am asking for your help Rubio said.
There’s not much time is left for six remaining Republican candidates to make their case to the voters here in South Carolina.
Polls open at 7 a.m. Saturday.
“When you start looking at those down ballot candidates and where they are faring, every single undecided vote adding percentage points to narrow that gap is huge,” said Tap McNey, political consultant.