The newest data point boosting Biden is a Monmouth poll showing he has a 20-point lead over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina, 36 percent to 16 percent. The poll, and others like it in South Carolina, was welcome news for a campaign buffeted by three straight losses in a row in the other early states. Those losses had insiders writing his campaign off for dead and Biden and his surrogates repeatedly insisting that he was in the midst of a comeback after last week’s second-place finish in Nevada.
Starting to feel pretty confident Biden is going to beat Sanders by a margin of >10 points in SC. If so, we can expect a fun wave of “is the Sanders surge over?” stories leading into Super Tuesday.