Skip to comments.Polls: Lindsey Graham approval drops in South Carolina
Posted on 10/30/2013 6:59:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sen. Lindsey Grahams approval is slipping in South Carolina, two new polls show, but the challengers for his Senate seat still arent offering him a significant threat.
Grahams approval in his home state has dropped nearly 30 points among conservatives in a new Winthrop University poll. Among Republicans and GOP leaners, 45.2 percent approve of the job Graham is doing, down from 71.6 percent in February. His approval among all registered voters stands at 37.4 percent, with 48.5 percent disapproving.
Those numbers are similar to a new poll out Wednesday from conservative firm Harper Polling, which found likely voters had a 44 percent to 37 percent unfavorable view of the Republican senator.
Nevertheless, Graham is soundly beating his declared Republican primary and Democratic challengers in the Harper poll. Fifty-one percent of likely GOP primary voters favored Graham, compared to 15 percent for his next closest challenger, state Sen. Lee Bright. Citadel graduate Nancy Mace and the other candidates each got 4 percent of the primary vote.
Graham also led among likely voters in the general election, leading Democrat Jay Stamper 47 percent to 30 percent.
Grahams Republican challengers have criticized him for his willingness to work with the president on certain issues, including on Syria. He is up for reelection for what would be his third term in 2014.
Winthrop surveyed 887 South Carolina adults from Oct. 19 to 27 for its poll, which has an error margin of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points. Harper surveyed 676 likely voters from Oct. 27 to 28 for its poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.77 percentage points. For the GOP primary question, 379 likely GOP primary voters were polled with an error margin of plus or minus 5.03 percentage points.
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I can’t believe so many people in South Carolina support this man. What’s the matter with them???
Put him out to pasture.
The self righteous conservatives refuse to bow out in favor of the front runner
Grahm wins by conservative forfeiture.
But GW Bush and friends still donate to him any way.
No, I didn’t know that.
I am very pleased to hear what you have posted
From 71 to 48.
That’s a drop?
And if he’s not, it’s pure cheating and even McAuliffe would have a tough time with that deficit among his own party, though...
Graham and his people will not be able to pull off some winning strategy. Some big winner of a project. These guys are old, out of it and so sheltered and yessed to brain death that they are done.
Anyone who did not stand against Obama will not be able to say they were against him now.
They can hate Ted Cruz all they want.
They are done. And it will only grow more apparent.
I’ll bet there’s not much even going on in their offices. What do they do all day? Talk about amnesty?
They think people watching NBC interviews of healthy guys getting charged $800 per month are going to want to bring in more takers - demanders?
How could they not have seen this coming?
The power of incumbency and the systemic corruption of our entire political system
Here’s the antidote:
Not so fast my FRiend. While SC is a run-off state, it is also a state that does not register voters by political party so it is very easy for Dems to cross over and participate in the GOP primary. Thus the liberals can keep their girl in office,
The vast majority of people actually pay very little attention to politics, and many millions get their news exclusively from the mainstream media, i.e. NBC, CBC, ABC, CNN, etc. Lindsey Graham has name recognition. He’s an incumbent. It’s going to be tough to beat him, but the race should tighten as it gets closer.
Open primary helps GOPE stay in power.
Yes. The democrats run the presidential elections in the same manner. The democrats choose our candidates.
We cannot be a constitutional republic in practice if there is just one party, as is established by this practice.
Who do we talk to about this? (haha) Well... it really is not funny.
How can there be no control over this? Can’t someone strategize around this? Just because conservatives play by the rules, shouldn’t mean tactics should be off the table. Cant we get some good planners in there? With some form of testosterone on board.
It’s time for us to term limit congress and return the senate to state appointments.
Since people are so incredibly ****ing stupid as to actually support someone like graham.
If his approval dropped 30 points among conservatives, it would have to be at least 30 before. I find this highly suspect. Probably a case of “self defined” conservatives.
“I cant believe so many people in South Carolina support this man. Whats the matter with them???”
My thoughts exactly. The guy is both horrible on policy and unlikable personally. What in the world is keeping his poll numbers as high as they are??
I can predict he will take a sharp turn to the right and start trying to become buddies with Ted Cruz.
This Braley is full of crap.
good. one of the top 5 electoral targets. he must go. primary or general, he must go.
Let’s hope the T’s put up a good candidate who knows how to handle the media.
read my tag line.