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“HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE?”

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.)’s approval rating among likely Republican Primary voters has slipped all the way down to 45 percent – according to the results of a poll released this week by Winthrop University.

Hmmmm … guess it’s a good thing for Graham that he’s building an army of Democrats to vote for him in the state’s open primary on June 10.

Oh … and has more than $7 million to convince impressionable GOP primary voters that he’s still “one of them.”

According to the Winthrop survey, Graham’s 45 percent easily eclipses the levels of support drawn by his opponents, S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (8.5 percent), Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace (3.7 percent), Orangeburg, S.C. attorney Bill Connor (3.5 percent) and Upstate businessman Richard Cash (2.9 percent).

Meanwhile 35 percent of the GOP primary electorate surveyed said it was undecided on the race.

Bright wasted little time pouncing on the data in an effort to position himself as the “anti-Graham.”

“Lindsey Graham’s polling has consistently declined and is now well below 50 percent,” he said. “That decline is based on his performance over the last 18 years, and there’s nothing he can do in the next few months to put lipstick on that pig of a record.”

Well … again, except build an army of non-Republicans to cross over and vote in the GOP primary (which is exactly what he’s doing).

The Winthrop Poll surveyed 901 likely “Republican” voters in the Palmetto State from February 16-23. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percent.