The most recent Landmark/RosettaStone survey of likely Republican Primary voters in South Carolina shows Lindsey Graham well below the 50 percent of the vote required to avoid a run-off election. The survey of 500 reveals that Graham does not reach 50 percent of the vote in a general primary or against any of his three opponents in potential primary runoff elections.

John Garst, President of Rosetta Stone Communications said, “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50 percent of the vote against any of his opponents. Graham does not break 40 percent among voters who think of themselves as evangelistic conservatives, and that group makes up 58 percent of the primary electorate.”

Mark Rountree, President of Landmark Communications, said “Senator Graham has developed a serious problem with male voters and conservative voters in particular. His support among those demographic groups is weak. But worse for Senator Graham is that he currently does not even win an outright majority in a potential runoff primary election, despite the fact that his opponents are not even well known to the general public.”

The survey of 500 likely Republican voters was conducted on Sunday, August 25 and has a margin of error of 4.5 percent.

Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications are political firms based in Atlanta, Georgia. The firms regularly conduct and release public opinion surveys regarding politics. The firms jointly conducted the poll.



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