Who's Stayin' Alive After South Carolina?
This race may come down to the Trump vs. the Anti-Trump. Evangelicals are reportedly split over who that is.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) February 21, 2016
The results of South Carolina are remarkably consistent - Trump ahead at 32 percent, while there are two well-defined tiers below him.
Tier 2 -- Cruz and Rubio, both with 22 percent, separated by only 1,000 votes.
Tier 3 -- Bush, Kasich, and Carson, all with 7 percent. Bush, the guy who dropped out, leads this tier, and Carson, the guy who hasn't ranked in the top three in any state, is dead last. Seeing these results, the question isn't why Jeb dropped but why Carson hasn't.