With all precincts reporting, Donald Trump won the South Carolina GOP primary with 32.5 percent of the vote. Marco Rubio came in second at 22.5 percent and Ted Cruz was right behind him at 22.3 percent.
It was a good night for Trump, but it could have been better. After his 20-point win in the New Hampshire primary on February 8, Trump was sitting at 38 percent in the RealClearPolitics average of South Carolina polls, with Cruz at 20.5 percent and Rubio at 13.5 percent. But instead of increasing his lead, Trump dropped six points following the debate in which he alleged that George W. Bush knowingly lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in order to launch the war.