Joe Biden currently leads in South Carolina according to polling data and online sportsbooks.

  • Senator Bernie Sanders has won the first three states of the Democratic primaries.
  • Joe Biden so far has the strongest support in South Carolina.
  • South Carolina could be the first state that Sanders loses.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Polling data and online sportsbooks show that Joe Biden could emerge victorious in South Carolina.

Currently, the clear frontrunner out of the Democratic candidates is Senator Bernie Sanders. Sen. Sanders has won the first three primary states, including Nevada most recently. In Nevada, Sen. Sanders went largely unchallenged and won by a large margin. But in South Carolina, it could finally be Joe Biden’s turn to shine.

Polling Data And Sportsbook Odds

The South Carolina election odds currently favor Joe Biden to win. Bettors at online sportsbooks seem to believe that Biden will pick up his first win in South Carolina.

South Carolina Democratic Primary Winner:

  • Joe Biden -165
  • Bernie Sanders +125
  • Amy Klobuchar +10000
  • Elizabeth Warren +10000
  • Pete Buttigieg +10000
  • Tom Steyer +10000

Online sportsbooks have -165 odds on Joe Biden winning the South Carolina primary. Right behind him is Sen. Sanders with +125 odds of winning the South Carolina primary. Biden used to have much shorter odds, but Sen. Sanders has closed the gap significantly. Bettors might believe that Sen. Sanders can pull the upset.

Biden not only leads on online sportsbooks, but he also leads in polling data. The latest NBC News/Marist poll shows that Biden has 27 percent of the vote in South Carolina. Behind him is Sen. Sanders, who has 23 percent of the vote.

Polling data shows that Biden has more African American support than Sen. Sanders does. The majority of Democratic voters in South Carolina are African American, giving Biden the advantage. But Sen. Sanders has increased his support within this group by a large margin.

So far oddsmakers have called it right every time for the Democratic primaries. Online sportsbooks showed that Sen. Sanders would win Nevada and they were correct. That means it does seem likely that Biden will win South Carolina.

However, Sen. Sanders has momentum on his side and is making significant gains in the Palmetto State. There is still days left until the South Carolina primaries. At this point, it is a toss-up between Sen. Sanders and Joe Biden, with the slight favor going to Biden.

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