A political action committee working to defeat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) says the liberal lawmaker’s support among GOP primary voters has slipped to 42 percent in a new poll.
“In a poll conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, Graham has seen his support erode from well above 50 percent to just 42 percent,” a press release from the Western Representation political action committee asserts.
“While he still holds a significant lead over his challengers individually he is well below the magic number of 50 percent which would force him into a one-on-one runoff,” the release continues.
We haven’t seen the polling data referenced by this organization so we cannot attest to its accuracy, however it sounds about right based on what we’ve picked up anecdotally from other entities polling this race.
In South Carolina primary elections, a runoff between the top two vote-getters is held two weeks after the initial round of balloting – assuming no one was able to clear the 50 percent threshold.
That is Graham’s potential danger zone …
The fiscally liberal Graham has drawn three primary challengers in his bid for a third term in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate – Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright and former congressional candidate Richard Cash.
UPDATE: Here’s the poll …