Sanford, Colbert Busch Polling Neck-And-Neck

According to a survey released Tuesday, Colbert Busch captures 47 percent of the vote while Sanford comes in with 45 percent.

SanfordColbert1If disgraced South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford ends up winning his party’s nod in the race for the House seat previously held by Tim Scott, he will likely face a close battle with Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

According to a survey released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP), Colbert Busch, the sister of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert, captures 47 percent of the vote while Sanford comes in with 45 percent.

Sanford, who previously represented the District in the House from 1995 to 2001, is set to butt heads with Curtis Bostic, a former member of Charleston’s County Council, in a run-off election next week. In the initial primary vote, Sanford received 37 percent while Bostic came in with 13 percent. Sanford needed 50 percent to effectively secure his party’s nod.

In the same poll, PPP found that Sanford holds a 53-40 percent lead over Bostic.

The poll was conducted among 1,175 voters in South Carolina’s 1st District between March 22nd and the 24th.

Justin Duckham
Justin Duckham is a Senior Washington Correspondent with the Talk Radio News Service. Justin is a proud alumnus of UC Merced, where he studied History, Philosophy and American Studies. Prior to making the jump to politics in 2008, Justin was a music journalist in California. Follow Justin on Twitter @Jduckham

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