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Poll: Lindsey Graham favored by almost 50 percent
thestate.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Cassie Cope

Posted on 07/12/2014 4:41:34 AM PDT by cotton1706

COLUMBIA — A right-leaning poll shows nearly half of likely S.C. voters favor re-electing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

About 49 percent of 750 likely S.C. voters polled said they would vote for the Seneca Republican, who is seeking a third term in November.

Graham’s Democratic challenger, state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg, was favored by 30 percent of those polled. Ten percent said they would choose another candidate and 11 percent were undecided.

The poll was conducted July 9-10 by Rasmussen Reports. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
A two-term, renominated, prominent, REPUBLICAN senator from South Carolina favored by "almost 50%."

If conservatives abandon him for Ravenel or the Democrat, he's toast! And good riddance!

1 posted on 07/12/2014 4:41:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

50% or less for any incumbent is big trouble


2 posted on 07/12/2014 4:44:08 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: cotton1706

I’m sorry - 50% is still too high. What’s wrong with the people in S.C.?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 5:00:21 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Lake Living

Like their little MS Magnolia cousins, SC Palmetto people are stuck on incumbency and name ID.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 5:02:33 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Lake Living
What’s wrong with the people in S.C.?

I've been wondering the same thing,,,,for nearly three decades.

5 posted on 07/12/2014 5:06:10 AM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Theodore R.

Very true. The local media foams at the mouth when Linda speaks, and low info voters here in SC believe everything the media reports. (WSPA, WYFF, and the Spartanburg Herald fish wrap)


6 posted on 07/12/2014 5:16:33 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey’s in for a surprise.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 5:31:04 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Deal with it.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:42:33 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

I have voted since 1972 and have never voted for a Dem for Senate. I have only voted for a them twice in my life. If I lived in South Crolina the Dem there would be the first one I would of ever voted for.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 5:46:01 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: cotton1706

Right minded voters won’t jump ship on Graham in the general. Not with the chance ejecting Harry Reid from control of the Senate, which should happened sooner.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 5:49:12 AM PDT by tellw
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To: cotton1706

“If conservatives abandon him for Ravenel or the Democrat, he’s toast! And good riddance! “

And another guaranteed seat lost. Conservatives tried to win the seat and lost. Keep the seat Republican, win the majority then turn the Conservatives loose.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 5:49:39 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: cotton1706

Fine. We Texans will send thousands of these poor little immigrant children right to SC today. Let’s do it.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: cotton1706

Let’s see what the polls look like when Ravenel kicks his campaign into high gear and starts running Ads. But, we must remember, this is the General Election and a plurality wins.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 5:55:45 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Hattie

It has my vote. Just make sure every single one goes to Graham’s hometown. Only instead of thousands, send millions.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 5:56:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: Mamzelle; All

As I stated earlier. This is the General Election... plurality wins. No 50% + 1 needed.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 5:58:52 AM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: tellw
The Republican Party has two chances of retaking the Senate: Slim and none.

If you think that the Democrat Party is going to sit idly by and get voted out of power by the peons, you have another think coming. They are going to use every dirty trick in the book along with some they just invented. More importantly, they [Democrats] will have the support of the Republican Party and main stream media versus Conservatives.

In can be done, but the chances of it happening are higher p>than the sun rising in the west.

For the Conservatives to pull it off, they would need candidates to inspire , encourage, and motivate. Ted Cruz can do that. Sarah Palin can do that. Trey Gowdy can do that. And intervention from Almighty God brought about by often and fervent prayer.

16 posted on 07/12/2014 6:13:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: cotton1706

I still can’t believe this RINO won his primary against a field of 6-8 tea party candidates in 2014 when EVERYONE knows this guy is a stinking RINO.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 6:14:08 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
I still can’t believe this RINO won his primary against a field of 6-8 tea party candidates in 2014 when EVERYONE knows this guy is a stinking RINO.

That's the problem - too many opponents. If it had been one or two, he'd have lost. With a field that large, the names become obscure and people tend to go with the familiar, warts and all.

18 posted on 07/12/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT by meyer (Who needs gas chambers when you have Obamacare?)
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To: cotton1706

Just indicates the stupidity of the SC voters.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: cotton1706

SC likes their fag.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:52 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Blue Highway

The big problem is that there is so much infighting among “tea party” candidates that no single candidate can ever get enough support to make a difference. Republicans in general have a lot of trouble working together, and the more conservative groups seem to have the most trouble of all: for every single one, it’s “my way or the highway,” and each voter practically has his own candidate. And there’s no big picture, that is, no strategy in the choice of candidates.

Part of this is because many of these candidates are political amateurs and, of course, another part of it is that the GOP establishment doesn’t take them seriously because they don’t have much ability to network, raise money, etc. More political savvy would help; you can’t expect virtue alone to get you elected, alas. But nobody seems to learn from past errors: they just get mad and stalk off.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 7:07:07 AM PDT by livius
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey Graham/Brad Hutto “at this point what difference does it make” six of one half dozen of the other.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 7:55:47 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

Graham is the log that won’t flush.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: meyer

And I’d wager that a couple of those 6-8 might have been backdoor bankrolled by the GOPe just to further dilute the field.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: cotton1706

50% of people in s. carolina are F-ing idiots..... there fixed it


25 posted on 07/12/2014 8:32:45 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Theodore R.

Has McCain been spotted in SC yet, trolling black democrat neighborhoods?


26 posted on 07/12/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: sport
The Republican Party has two chances of retaking the Senate: Slim and none.

Not necessarily. RCP polling averages compilation has the GOP gaining +6. And Angus King (I-ME) has also indicated that if the GOP does win the majority, he will shift allegiance.

If you think that the Democrat Party is going to sit idly by and get voted out of power by the peons, you have another think coming. They are going to use every dirty trick in the book along with some they just invented. More importantly, they [Democrats] will have the support of the Republican Party and main stream media versus Conservatives.

Hardly. Democrats are not worried about the Senate loss (they may say they are, but they're not). In fact some observers think that Obama and the Hillary campaign generally will have better prospects in 2016 if the GOP does take the Senate, with an eye towards winning the chamber back in 2016 when more GOP seats will be vulnerable.

Dems really only care now about one thing long term: a Democrat President nominating judges, letting in as many illegals as possible, and preventing repeal of ObamaCare. GOP winning the Senate stops none of those things, certainly not with at best a 52-48 majority.

For the Conservatives to pull it off, they would need candidates to inspire , encourage, and motivate. Ted Cruz can do that. Sarah Palin can do that. Trey Gowdy can do that. And intervention from Almighty God brought about by often and fervent prayer.

Agreed. They need someone like them to win the GOP nomination and the Presidency in 2016. Senate win is a pittance by comparison.

27 posted on 07/12/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT by tellw
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To: amnestynone

Yep. Or just vote for Tim Scott — libertarian for LGs spot.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Lake Living

Lindsey Graham’s political base consist of the democratis voting in republican primaries.

So South Carolina republicans are left with a general election in which you can either choose Lindsey Graham or a full time democrat. What should have Lindsey Graham concerned is that hes now down to just 50%, in a highly conservative state.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 10:52:25 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Lake Living

South Carolina is a Conservative state, but Lindsey Graham has depended upon democrats to win his primary. As he has managed to alienate most of the State’s republicans.

A good Conservative 3rd party run and Lindsey Graham will be toast.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: cotton1706

GO RAVENEL !


31 posted on 07/12/2014 5:59:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706

Which Ravenel is this: is this the one for whom a unique bridge in Charleston is named? Isn’t he on the older side to be running?


32 posted on 07/12/2014 8:18:40 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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