Skip to comments.Poll: Sen. Lindsey Grahamís 2014 re-election chances uncertain
Posted on 09/25/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT by jazusamo
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham may be in for a bumpy ride in his bid to secure a third term in November 2014, a new poll suggests.
The Clemson University poll released Wednesday found that Mr. Graham enjoys far more tepid support among his fellow Republicans than other state GOP leaders, even as he faces a competitive primary against a trio of conservative challengers. Poll author David Woodard, a Clemson political scientist, found that just 53 percent of the 500 Republicans surveyed hold a favorable view of Mr. Graham, compared to 36 percent who had an unfavorable view.
This stands in stark contrast to South Carolinas other Republican senator, Tim Scott. Although Mr. Scott has far lower name-recognition numbers among voters, he holds a 69 percent to 6 percent approval-disapproval rating among South Carolina Republicans. GOP Gov. Nikki Haley also is popular with the party base, with a 70 percent to 18 percent approval-disapproval rating.
Mr. Woodard said that the high disapproval margin posed a threat to Mr. Graham, reflecting his often tense relations with conservative and tea party activists in the state. During President Obamas first term, Mr. Graham backed Mr. Obamas nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. More recently, Mr. Graham has pushed for immigration reform and military engagement with Syria.
Most incumbents have a re-elect regardless number in the 30s, so the governors numbers are quite strong, Mr. Woodard told the State newspaper in Columbia. That cannot be said about Graham.
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If it were otherwise he'd have his lips secured to McCain's backside, as usual.
0%. We’re gonna crush him.
Linda better freshen up her lipstick and find another sucker.
We must DESTROY him!
The people of SC need someone who will represent them and not the Senate, especially the radical left Senate we have right now.
I just worry that his replacement could end up being a Democrat statist who essentially agrees with Graham on his most egregious stances.
It’s them or us. They have to go. Every last tax-fattened RINO.
Maybe he could be the reincarnation of Arlen Specter.
Please, please, dump that RINO.
If McAddled would come to SC and stump for him, Lindsey would be sure to win re-election.
Amen...I believe McQueeg has that in his sights for 2016 but maybe Linda will do it first in 2014.
FNC will be sure to give Graham plenty of airtime.
Best headline ever
Next great one: McCain resigns
It says there are three conservative challengers. That worries me. If it’s three big egos tearing each other apart, Grahm slides in on the spilled blood.
Seems to me, I'd rather have the Democrat that I know what his positions are than a Republican who masks his true intentions. At least the Democrat isn't a liar. If ever there were a litmus test, it should be whether or not they are lying. RINO's are liars. They join whichever party would get them elected.
Don't fall into the trap of electing some guy just because he gets money from the NSRC. Better to vote him out, and suffer the consequences of whatever statist liberal democrat opposes him. Otherwise, he will just keep doing the same things over and over, safe in the knowledge that the R is going to keep him in office.
I understand in SC in the primary the winner has to have over 50% so there being three challengers it’s not such a problem.