South Carolina Is Clairvoyant In Republican Primaries
In 2012, Newt Gingrich ruined a perfect streak.By Kate Grumke | February 17, 2016
If you're wondering who the eventual Republican nominee will be, whomever South Carolina picks might be your best guess.
The state has one of the best records for predicting the party's eventual presidential nominee through its primary.
Out of the early primary states, South Carolina has had the best record since 1980. The state was wrong only once — with Newt Gingrich in 2012. Iowa has the worst record.