There was a time when voters in South Carolina could be counted on to settle the Republican nomination score.
In 10 days, we'll see if they can untangle this GOP primary mess.
Between 1980 and 2008, South Carolinians accurately picked the Republican nominee every time. Then, in 2012, they selected southern son Newt Gingrich in a hot potato contest when Mitt Romney eventually became the GOP nominee.
"Right now, I just see it as really muddled," David Woodard, a political science professor and pollster based at Clemson University, said Wednesday morning as attention shifted from New Hampshire to South Carolina. "I don’t know where we are going to be. I don’t know if we will be the old state that picks the nominee or if we are going to pick the flavor of the week."
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