In the US, Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops in South Carolina in his battle to stay in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination. The state’s primary is held today and this is where Obama is currently leading in the polls. The Illinois senator has not won any contest since his surprise victory in the covted Iowa caucuses that kicked off the nomination race.
State by state ballots are being held to determine who goes forward as the Republican and Democrat presidential candidates for elections in November. Obama and Hillary Clinton have been battling for the large bloc of black and female voters in South Carolina.
A new opinion poll shows that Obama has expanded his lead on Clinton to 15 points. He is said to have gained two points on Clinton overnight to lead 41 percent to 26 percent, just hours before voting begins in today’s primary. Republican presidential candidates will battle it out in a critical primary in Florida on Tuesday.