Graham Leads Challengers, But Could Face Run-Off

Graham holds 46 percent support among Palmetto state Republicans.

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(TRNS) — Sen. Lindsey Graham leads his challenges in the lead up to South Carolina’s 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.

H/T: The State.

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  • JakeMalone

    Throw him out, South Carolina.

    • IndyTom

      Amen to that.

  • walter

    SC please vote this guy out!

  • the viceroy’s gin

    Get rid of Grahamnesty.

  • 1mrt1

    It would be nice to see him go..but not likely. Money wins

    • IndyTom

      Name recognition wins. Low infos know the name.

      • 1mrt1

        I agree…

  • Booo

    SC I hope your divide and conquer agenda works. We need to be rid of thuis scum bag

  • The1CamBo .

    proof that southerners vote for accents

  • JakeMalone

    South Carolina: Please throw this bum out.

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