WASHINGTON - Though most pollsters and veteran political observers are in agreement this is not the year South Carolina will go "blue," the state's Democratic stalwarts are holding out hope for an Election Day victory.
SurveyMonkey, the online polling provider that's been tracking voter sentiments towards the presidential candidates on the state level, revealed on Wednesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are in a "statistical tie" in the Palmetto State.
In South Carolina, SurveyMonkey shows voters favoring Trump over Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent.
The poll's "state-level estimates are individually weighted and tabulated using state-level voter demographic parameters from the U.S. Census," according to the head of election polling, Mark Blumenthal, in a blog post on the website.
Respondents, Blumenthal said, "are interviewed online and are randomly selected from the three million people per day who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform."
Other states currently in the "toss up" category, according to SurveyMonkey's electoral map, are Nevada, Arizona and Wisconsin.