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Winthrop Poll: Grahamís GOP Approval Rating At 45 Percent
FitsNews ^ | 3/1/2014 | Will Folks

Posted on 03/02/2014 5:38:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE?”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.)’s approval rating among likely Republican Primary voters has slipped all the way down to 45 percent – according to the results of a poll released this week by Winthrop University.

Hmmmm … guess it’s a good thing for Graham that he’s building an army of Democrats to vote for him in the state’s open primary on June 10.

Oh … and has more than $7 million to convince impressionable GOP primary voters that he’s still “one of them.”

According to the Winthrop survey, Graham’s 45 percent easily eclipses the levels of support drawn by his opponents, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (8.5 percent), Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace (3.7 percent), Orangeburg, S.C. attorney Bill Connor (3.5 percent) and Upstate businessman Richard Cash (2.9 percent).

Meanwhile 35 percent of the GOP primary electorate surveyed said it was undecided on the race.

Bright wasted little time pouncing on the data in an effort to position himself as the “anti-Graham.”

“Lindsey Graham’s polling has consistently declined and is now well below 50 percent,” he said. “That decline is based on his performance over the last 18 years, and there’s nothing he can do in the next few months to put lipstick on that pig of a record.”

Well … again, except build an army of non-Republicans to cross over and vote in the GOP primary (which is exactly what he’s doing).

The Winthrop Poll surveyed 901 likely “Republican” voters in the Palmetto State from February 16-23. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percent.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: graham; primary
“Lindsey Graham’s polling has consistently declined and is now well below 50 percent,” he said. “That decline is based on his performance over the last 18 years, and there’s nothing he can do in the next few months to put lipstick on that pig of a record." ... Lee Bright
1 posted on 03/02/2014 5:38:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: C. Edmund Wright; cotton1706; upchuck

Lee Bright ping.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 5:39:39 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

In the event Lindsey girl survives a run-off, I believe there is a well-funded third party conservative alternative set to enter the race. This turd bird needs to go even worse than Mitch McConnell.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 6:04:03 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Do you mean to tell me that 45% actually approve of this jackass?


4 posted on 03/02/2014 6:15:32 AM PST by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m so disappointed that the egos of the Tea Party candidates did not allow them to WORK TOGETHER to replace Lindsay Graham.

Now, having failed to unite behind one strong conservative Republican candidate against Graham, some Republicans are threatening to vote against Graham, if he is the majoriy’s choice, thereby ensuring that a Democrat will take Graham’s seat.

Since when did such eagerness to “punish” America become a Republican, or Tea Party, trait?


5 posted on 03/02/2014 6:55:23 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m so disappointed that the egos of the Tea Party candidates did not allow them to WORK TOGETHER to replace Lindsay Graham.

Now, having failed to unite behind one strong conservative Republican candidate against Graham, some Republicans are threatening to vote against Graham, if he is the majoriy’s choice, thereby ensuring that a Democrat will take Graham’s seat.

Since when did such eagerness to “punish” America become a Republican, or Tea Party, trait?


6 posted on 03/02/2014 6:56:05 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Servant of the Cross
the state’s open primary on June 10

This is one of our enemies as conservatives, the open primaries that the GOPe have established. We need to close all of them, but especially the early ones.

7 posted on 03/02/2014 7:04:37 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

45 per cent is too high


8 posted on 03/02/2014 7:12:14 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Servant of the Cross

That is way too high.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 7:58:59 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Savage Beast

Of the 65% that are decided, 45% of them are in Graham’s camp; 35% are undecided and undecideds normally break against an incumbent in a runoff.

So Graham has 45% of 65% or 29% of voters. That is really bad news for Graham, but the part of concern to conservatives is that Graham is paying the left to crossover in much the same way that McCain does in AZ.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 8:05:59 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry; CPT Clay

See Post #10.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 8:06:57 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Servant of the Cross

12 posted on 03/02/2014 8:12:02 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Servant of the Cross; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; ...
Thanks for the ping. Speaking of lipstick on a pig...

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me

For what it's worth, and I'm certainly not complaining, but it has been months since a FReeper joined this ping list.

13 posted on 03/02/2014 8:12:53 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: savedbygrace

Yep, my husband’s liberal business crony lives in Hilton Head. The guy tells us he only votes in Republican primaries. The democrat one is always united behind a candidate he likes.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by Varda
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To: Servant of the Cross

If there is one RINO I want to go it is Grahamnesty.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:25 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: pfony1
South Carolina has a run-off election format. All that is needed is for Grahamnesty to be kept below 50% of the primary vote. Therefore, the more the merrier is how it works.

See how Ted Cruz won the Texas Senate by forcing Dewhurst into a run-off.

16 posted on 03/02/2014 9:51:15 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Lindsey Graham is asking Dems to vote for him in the Republican primary? Lindsey, why not join the Marxist party, since you are that.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 10:43:31 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I drove past a Conner Sign today. Big Vote and Big Conner, than half the size of that at the bottom in a darker background it say’s: “Don’t re-elect Lindsay Graham.

My first reaction ... Fire the campaign manager. You don’t put your opponents name on your ‘vote for me’ signs. I’m serious, I’ll go back and take a picture and post it tomorrow.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 10:50:18 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Buh bye Linda.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 11:18:13 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“All that is needed...”

I hope you’re right.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 11:50:27 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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