Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.
The Insider-Advantage/Majority Opinion Research poll of 476 registered voters likely to vote in the GOP primary gave Cain 32 percent of the vote, twice the share of Mitt Romney’s 16 percent.
Rick Perry holds 12 percent, making him essentially tied with Romney because the difference is within the 5 percent margin of error.
"In this case, South Carolina is a three-man race," said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery.
Rounding out the field is Newt Gingrich with 8 percent, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann each with 6 and Jon Huntsman with 1. Four percent of those surveyed favored someone not listed in the choices, and 15 percent remain undecided.
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