Biden Says He's Still Confident He Can Win South Carolina: 'I Feel Good About Where We Are'
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said he is still confident that he can pull off a win in South Carolina — despite recent polls that found his support among minority voters has taken a hit.
In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Biden said he is feeling good about his chances in South Carolina.
“I feel good about where we are. I feel good about going into South Carolina. And I feel good about the kind of support I’ve had with African Americans around the country.”
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Biden’s campaign has been banking on a strong showing in South Carolina to boost his campaign, citing the state’s diverse electorate.
Early polls showed Biden had a substantial lead among minority voters, but after he faltered in the first two primary contests, recent polls have shown a decrease in support for Biden among African American voters. When pressed on the drop, Biden blamed the millions of dollars Tom Steyer has spent on ads in the state.
“What’s happening is you have Steyer spending hundreds of millions, tens of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars out campaigning there. So, I think a lot’s happening in terms of the money being spent by billionaires to try to cut into the African American vote. I think that has a lot to do with it.”
Despite the money spent on ads by his opponents to win over minority voters, Biden said he is still confident that he can pull off a win in South Carolina.
South Carolina has been seen as a must-win state for the former vice president if he wants to revive his campaign and blunt the momentum of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
However, after Sanders enjoyed a strong first-place finish in Nevada, some pundits were questioning if it is too late to stop the Vermont senator from winning the nomination.
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