Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham Polling Under 50 Percent in Primary, Could Face Runoff
Posted on 09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by amnestynone
Ten months out from his primary election against three different Tea Party candidates, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has dropped to below 50 percent in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him. Graham received just 42 percent of support from likely South Carolina GOP voters in an Aug. 25 poll of 500 likely GOP voters conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, UnitedLiberty.org reports. These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents, Rosetta Stone Communications president John Garst said. Graham does not break 40% among voters who think of themselves as evangelistic conservatives, and that group makes up 58% of the primary electorate. Lnadmark Communications president Mark Rountree added that Graham has developed a serious problem with male voters and conservative voters in particular. His support among those demographic groups is weak, Rountree said. But worse for Senator Graham is that he currently does not even win an outright majority in a potential runoff primary election, despite the fact that his opponents are not even well known to the general public. As Breitbart News has reported, Grahams three primary challengersState Sen. Lee Bright, public relations executive and first female graduate of The Citadel Nancy Mace, and pro-life activist and businessman Richard Cashaim to take Graham to a runoff after the primary next June. If Graham receives less than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, then the second-place candidate will go head-to-head with him in a runoff election a couple weeks later.
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Somwhere the Mormon Tabernackle Choir is warming up to sing Handels Messiah......”HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!”
Let’s hope so. He needs to take his clown show some place else.
ahhh ...now isn’t that just too bad...LOL
Read my tag line.
State Sen. Lee Bright
Hey Hey Ho Ho
Lindsey Graham has got to go
Is South Carolina an open-primary state?
The democrats WOULD vote repubbie for him....
I’d do research yourself into this, since its your money. All three a vastly better than Graham, and we ideally want all three of them getting a share of the votes on election day to keep Graham under 50%.
If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between
the top two vote-getters.
Voters who voted in a party’s primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters
who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party’s runoff.
The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running
unopposed for their Party’s nomination will not appear on primary ballots.
Voters may not vote in a political partys runoff if they voted in another political partys
primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial partys primary may vote in
either politicial partys runoff.
A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for
the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting
machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary
elections or the election of President or Vice-president.
While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if
a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the
Who keeps voting for this piece of garbage?!
Goober’s the # 1 rino on our hit list!
Waiting for the heterophobe meltdown rant from Linda. Pass the popcorn.
Primaries have consequences.
Give them some time and check them out. We definitely do not want Aung Lindsey to be in a run off with another Todd Akin.
Boy does he.
Low info voters here in SC. But times are a changing.
He's invited to dinner with Obama and Biden to talk Syria. Well, this should get interesting real soon.
he needs to be runoff
42 percent is huge for this awful candidate.
I think Lindsey and McCain are going steady.