Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has cut former Vice President Joe Biden's lead in South Carolina down to single digits, according to a new poll showing the Vermont Independent making inroads in the early-nominating state.
A Change Research–Post and Courier survey released Friday found Sanders with 20 percent support among likely primary voters, second only to Biden's 27 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was third with 19 percent. No other candidate was in double digits.
The results from Change Research, a left-leaning pollster, showed Sanders performing better than in state surveys conducted by other polling outfits.
Among the early-nominating states, Biden has been expected to have his strongest showing in South Carolina, in part because of his popularity among black voters.