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New Poll: Lindsey Graham May Be Finished
benswann.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Michael Lotfi

Posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:02 AM PST by cotton1706

SOUTH CAROLINA, February 6, 2014– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R) will not be sitting happy by time the results of the most recent round of polls reach his desk. According to a poll conducted by Wenzel Strategies, Graham is in big trouble.

The poll included 623 “likely Republican primary voters” who were questioned via telephone between Febuary 3-4. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.9%

The poll asked voters two questions. First, if the election were held today, who would you vote for?

•Lindsey Graham: 45.9%

•Lee Bright 17.4%

•Nancy Mace: 5.1%

•Richard Cash: 4.9%

•Bill Connor: 4.2%

•Not sure: 22.5%

Second, should Lindsey Graham be reelected or is it time for someone new?

•Deserves reelection: 38%

•Time for someone new: 49%

South Carolina’s unique runoff election system means that if Graham cannot garner at least 50% of the vote in the primary then he is forced into a runoff with the second highest candidate. So far, that candidate is State Senator Lee Bright (R).

The results of the poll put Graham below 50% even when considering the possible margin of error.

(Excerpt) Read more at benswann.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/07/2014 5:24:02 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Very good. Red state. The seat is ours but we are missing out on an opportunity. I say go for the hottie(Mace).


2 posted on 02/07/2014 5:27:07 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

I’m disappointment in SC. 45.9% is way too high.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:27:30 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: cotton1706

Nonsense. He can always run HONESTLY
either as a conventional Democrat
or part of the new DNC-MB/alQAEDA group
which has taken over the USA following
the 911 Atrocities.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:28:50 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: cotton1706

Good!


5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:29:02 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: cotton1706

out of curiosity, who do the Dimocreps have to run for the seat?


6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:29:05 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar
out of curiosity, who do the Dimocreps have to run for the seat?

You mean besides Miss Lyndsey?
7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:32:06 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: cotton1706

Go with Bright. He is a State Senator with a record of solid conservatism! The rest have not.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:33:38 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: GreyFriar

Gotta hope they run Alvin Greene again.

To be serious, for the last couple of decades the SC donkeys have had a tough time even coming up with credible candidates on the lower end of the state ticket.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:33:55 AM PST by Stosh
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To: cotton1706

SC needs to dump this turd.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:34:29 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
From REDSTATE.COM

http://www.redstate.com/2013/08/14/no-way-in-hell-will-i-support-nancy-mace/

One of the things (Nancy Mace) is starting to get some heat over, and rightfully so, is her relationship with Will Folks.

This is a very good thing. But her response to it is to basically brush it off as Will Folks being a “client” and just one of many. That’s nonsense. They were business partners. She was co-owner of the website he used and continues to use as the platform for his stories about Governor Nikki Haley. And she served as his “spokesman” in response to all press inquires when he started smearing Nikki Haley with allegations of an affair. She was his mouthpiece, she spread those stories with her own name.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:34:51 AM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: demshateGod

45.9% at this point for a long time incumbent with tons of media appearance is disastrous for him. Don’t fret…he’s in deep deep doodoo….


12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:38:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: LoveUSA

Graham “MAY” be finished? The turd was finished long ago and just hasn’t bothered to pack up and leave.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:38:53 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: stilloftyhenight

Bright: endorsed by National Republican Liberty Caucus - same group that got behind Cruz an Lee early on.

Endorsed by Gun Rights Across America Group….more gun groups to come.

Has swept every candidate forum among the four…not even close.

www.brightforsenate.com


14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:39:28 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

I wouldn’t be getting too excited aboutthis poll. If he has 45% and you have 22% Not Sure, all he has to do is pick off 5.1% of that 22% Not hard for an incumbent in an off year primary.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:43:01 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Yeller

As I’m from the Mid-west, far from the Carolinas; yes, I am asking a serious question.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:55:34 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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South Carolina has two US Senatorial elections this year. The seat held by
Lindsey Graham and the replacement for the temporary appointed Tim Scott
who replaced Jim DeMint. So SC should be fully engaged.

March 30, 2014 - Filing deadline

June 10, 2014 - Primary election


17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:57:23 AM PST by deport
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I’d just put together an ad showing John McMee and TinkerBell running off to Dinner with the Enemy at the White Hut while Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul were filibustering last fall...

End with a Question, “When you Needed your Senator to fight for you where was he?” Show a couple of video clips of Grahmasty praising the (p)Resident on Immigration. Then splash a photo of him, McCain, Schumer and Pelosi laughing together in the Well of Congress.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 6:04:01 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I wouldn’t be getting too excited aboutthis poll. If he has 45% and you have 22% Not Sure, all he has to do is pick off 5.1% of that 22% Not hard for an incumbent in an off year primary.

Ah, but consider the "deserves re-election" number of just 38%.

This suggests that Graham's support will continue to shrink as credible alternatives become better known.

Momentum is now running with Bright and the more Graham is viewed as wounded, the more likely he is to fall -- because there is obviously no large reservoir of good will toward him among the electorate.

It will take a run-off, but I believe Lindsay is going down.

19 posted on 02/07/2014 6:04:36 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cotton1706

!


20 posted on 02/07/2014 6:27:50 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: GreyFriar

out of curiosity, who do the Dimocreps have to run for the seat?

**************

Filing deadline is Mar. 30, 2014 so it’s still up in the air. In addition there
are two separate races this year. One for the Graham seat and one for the temporary
appt. Tim Scott who replaced Jim DeMint.

Scroll down on this link and it’ll show some potential candidates for each race.

http://www.politics1.com/sc.htm


21 posted on 02/07/2014 6:43:18 AM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

From your lips to God’s ears.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 7:04:22 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: okie01
This suggests that Graham's support will continue to shrink as credible alternatives become better known.

Exactly. His numbers are horrid when you consider that his opposition has likely received 1% of the press coverage, if that.

23 posted on 02/07/2014 7:23:55 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: cotton1706

Bright is going to win it I think. I really like his positions, and he’s a well-spoken, intelligent man.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 7:35:46 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: cotton1706

It’s showing that Graham is vulnerable. What I don’t like is that Nancy Mace is still a contender. That needs to change. So far, Lee Bright is my man. We haven’t been hearing much about him, though, in the local Charleston area but that will change as we get closer.

In the other US Senate election, I highly doubt that Tim Scott will have much of a challenge for his re election since he is enormously popular.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 8:51:46 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: deport

Thank you. I had not realized there were going to be 2 races. Hopefully Tim Scott will run and be elected.


26 posted on 02/07/2014 9:12:02 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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