President Donald Trump is enjoying robust support in South Carolina ahead of the 2024 GOP primary season, netting not only overwhelming primary support among Republican voters but also among state lawmakers and public leaders.
According to a statement from the Trump campaign, Trump netted 30 new endorsements in the Palmetto State last week, including six legislators who previously had endorsed South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R) before he dropped out of the presidential primary race.
The campaign explained in a statement, “President Trump has the most endorsements of any candidate running for President, including more South Carolina legislators than all opposing candidates combined. Today’s announcement is in addition to the more than 250 grassroots leaders who endorsed President Trump in South Carolina in June.”
Over Thanksgiving weekend, President Trump flexed his dominating support in South Carolina by attending the anticipated Palmetto Bowl (the Clemson vs. South Carolina football game). As reported by RSBN, the game has been held every year since 1896 aside from the Covid pandemic in 2020.
Trump entered the football stadium and was greeted by tens of thousands of audience members cheering and applauding. Footage captured online by Trump Senior Advisor Dan Scavino showed the thunderous support the president received at the game.
President Trump is holding tightly to 49 percent of GOP primary support in the Palmetto State, according to averaging data from FiveThirtyEight, giving him around 30 points of lead over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (29.5 points down).
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) held just 12.1 percent of support, according to their data.
According to the Associated Press, the South Carolina GOP primary will occur on Feb. 24, 2024. The election will be held just after the important Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15, 2024, and the New Hampshire presidential primary on Jan. 23.