Last week this website asked whether U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) would hit the fifty percent mark in his June 10 Republican primary election in South Carolina – i.e. the threshold he needs to reach in order to avoid a runoff election with his closest GOP challenger on June 24.

According to a new survey paid for by a group called Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, the answer to that question is “yes.”

Graham is currently receiving 56 percent of the vote according to a poll conducted by the special interest group – easily outdistancing Upstate businessman Richard Cash (7 percent) S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (6 percent), Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace (5 percent), Columbia, S.C. pastor Det Bowers (4 percent) Afghan War veteran Bill Connor (1 percent) and Columbia, S.C. attorney Benjamin Dunn (1 percent).

“No challenger seems to be consolidating support to become the main Graham alternative – nor are the candidates collectively pulling enough support away from him to get him below 50 percent,” writes Emily Schultheis for Politico Pro.

Also of interest?

According to Schultheis “just 19 percent of those surveyed correctly named the date of the June 10 primary, and 58 percent didn’t even hazard a guess.”

Way to go, South Carolina …

For those of you keeping score at home, the “reddest state in America” – which boasts of its “conservative” GOP-heavy electorate – is poised to renominate the most liberal “Republican” in the entire U.S. Congress for another six-year term.

Go … figure …