Skip to comments.Graham Leads Challengers, But Could Face Run-Off (that's the plan!!)
Posted on 02/06/2014 10:46:57 AM PST by cotton1706
Sen. Lindsey Graham leads his challenges in the lead up to South Carolinas Republican primary, but does not appear to have enough support to avoid a run-off, according to a poll by Wenzel Strategies.
Currently, Graham holds 46 percent support among Palmetto state Republicans while state Senator Lee Bright trails by 17 percent. Nancy Mace, one of the first women to go to the Citadel, and businessman Richard Cash both receive 5 percent. Attorney and Afghan war vet Bill Connor falls last with 4 percent.
The poll was sponsored by Bright.
Although Graham holds a strong lead, he needs more than 50 percent in order to secure the Republican nod. 49 percent of respondents said that it was time for somebody new to take the seat while 38 percent said Graham deserves to keep his position.
The poll was conducted among 623 likely Republican primary voters between February 3rd and 4th.
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Support Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
Is it possible to say the name Nancy Mace without following it with the words “one of the first women to graduate from the Citadel?”
Is that her only qualification for the job?
While it is not my place to second guess their Senate choices, it sickens me that South Carolinians have stooped to send Lindsey to the Senate. What a travesty! The man has betrayed his heritage, and endorses ideas that threaten the future of all Americans.
Here is a little letter, we sent to him, in 2006, over his insulting defense of the Bush Amnesty proposal:
Open Letter To Lindsey Graham. Needless to say, he never responded.
Run-off elections tend to trend towards the incumbent because of the low information voter. These challengers need to make themselves taller and wipe Grahamnesty out in the primary. Make him the lowest vote getter! Even if it requires the challengers to tag-team and eventually rally behind the strongest of the group. We don’t need no more stinkin’ Grahamnesty in the US Senate. He needs to retire to some gay bar down in Miami.
“Run-off elections tend to trend towards the incumbent because of the low information voter.”
That may not apply in this political climate but we’ll see!
I certainly hope I’m wrong.
Buh bye Linda.
Who are these people and what is their major malfunction?
Open primary or only Republicans?
“Run-off elections tend to trend towards the incumbent because of the low information voter.....”
Maybe you need to have a chat with now Senator Ted Cruz...
I was one of about ten people in attendance at a whistle stop of his in Temple, Texas on his way to a larger meeting in Austin during the Primary. He did not cut us short...
After the beautiful and charming Sarah gave Ted her endorsement, Ted moved to the head of the pack of challengers.
His plan was to be second in the primary and win the run off.
He stated that he had a very good chance to win if he made the run-off because the incumbent could not get the 50.1% needed in the Primary and that a lot of his supporter’s would not come out for the run-off. Meanwhile over 50% of the voters voted against the incumbent and they would be more driven to vote again for a challenger near to the views of their previous choice...
Well Ted Cruz, being one of the duller blades in the box on Capitol Hill, lucked into being right again. Ain’t it absolutely amazing how that man continues being so lucky on his pronouncements with so many other genius types surrounding him trying to lead him onto the road to enlightenment.
At any rate, I ended up casting the three best votes and making the three best donations in my life. Even if I have the opportunity to vote for him as president, these will still be the best because they got him started.
BTW, The Cruz’ signs we had along our mile+ fence line are now family heirlooms...
Do the math. Those poll numbers add up to 77%. That tells me that 23% are undecided. 85% of the undecided vote ALWAYS goes to the challenger.
Run-off elections tend to trend towards the incumbent because of the low information voter.
I’ve been a political junkie since the age of 5; the night Ike defeated Adlai Stevenson the first time in 1952. My mom and I went door-to-door waking the neighbors and giving them the election results. Take it from me; low information voters do NOT vote in Primaries.
Open primary or only Republicans?
Open Primary. Graham might try to get Dems to vote in the GOP Primary for him. But, the other candidates can do the same thing. All is fair in love and war.
Sorry to burst your bubble but here in Washington, we have a top two primary system. That means the top two vote getters advance whether it be 2 dims, 2 R’s or 2 Ind. low info voters vote regularly here because of that damn anomaly. I am a Republican Legislative District Chairman and have been dealing with this since they changed the primary rules and before.
I wish we only had to deal with them in the general, but that is just not the case. Nor does it seem possible to fix this damn primary method. The D’s, R’s and Libertarian’s all joined a lawsuit several years ago to sue the state over the primary. It went all the way to the SCOTUS, and we lost!
Louisiana has the same type Primary system.
Not quite, but pretty damn close. I think the idiots at the Grange, (the special interest group that sponsored the citizen initiative that gave us the Top Two Primary), used Louisiana as a model. We have always had an “open” primary which means we don’t register by party and you can vote in the primary for any party. That made for cross-over vote strategies and all other kinds of dishonesty. We should be required to register by party, R-D-I-L and stop trying to influence the primary by chicanery.