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New Polling: Mark Sanford “Not Dead Yet”

With one week left before voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district head to the polls, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford appears to have climbed back into the race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch. Will it be enough to propel him to a remarkable comeback win? It’s going to be very,…

With one week left before voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district head to the polls, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford appears to have climbed back into the race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.

Will it be enough to propel him to a remarkable comeback win?

It’s going to be very, very close …

FITS has spoken with several sources familiar with a pair of new independent polls – one Republican, one Democratic. And while specific numbers were not provided to us, both polls reportedly show Sanford eating into the nine-point lead opened up by Colbert-Busch a week ago.

The internal Democratic survey reportedly has Colbert-Busch enjoying a four-point lead over Sanford, while the GOP poll has Sanford trailing by a smaller margin (described to us as “well within the typical margin of error”). Both surveys were taken prior to this week’s debate between the two candidates – which most observers pegged as a win for Colbert-Busch.

The first district leans overwhelmingly “Republican,” although Sanford entered this race with high negatives from his infamous 2009 scandal – and his ongoing inability to keep his personal life out of the headlines has once again cost him dearly. Meanwhile this website – which endorsed Sanford over a fiscally liberal Republican in the GOP runoff election for this seat – decided against endorsing him over Colbert-Busch after he distanced himself from several pro-free market positions he took in the past.

Sanford also agreed with Colbert-Busch that taxpayer money should be used on government-run “economic development” efforts – even though he has previously stated his opposition to “picking winners and losers” in the free market.

Nonetheless, Sanford is benefiting from a recent surge of support from free market backers – including endorsements from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (here) and FreedomWorks (here), a conservative advocacy group based out of Washington, D.C.

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38 comments

lowcorider April 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

We gonna learn all about that God Fearin Holy Republican Party on May 7th.

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GrandTango April 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Question: Which is the bigger sin: Confessed Adultery or Hating your country and shilling for Murdering Baby Killer Abortionists and Child-killing Terrorists?
Considering the leader of your party. She D@*n sure ain’t got much to work with…
That may be your answer….

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Lowcorider April 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

We gonna learn all about that God Fearin Holy Republican Party on May 7th.

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Uncle Remus April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I watched the debate last night with an open mind. Clearly South Carolina faces many obstacles over the coming years and we need leadership and conservatism. After watching for 10 minutes my observations were:
1. Colbert-Busch does not look good in purple. Who suggested that dress for a debate?
2. Sanford looked thin but professional. Appeared older than stated age.
3. Colbert Busch lacked candor and a forthcoming appearance. Needs to work on debate skills.

After completion of the interview:
1. Sanford won hands down.
2. Colbert-Busch was unable to explain her campaign funds approach for this election.
3. Colbert- Busch is less able to carry a debate than Sanford.

Both offered some good points. However, Sanford has the ability to make it happen. Colbert-Busch even stated in the first 15 minutes that she had virtually no experience in politics and was not certain of how she would approach every situation. That worries me the most. Makes it seem she will be nothing more than a pawn for the Democratic party.

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hahaha! April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Wow!A Republican for Sanford!Amazing!Heres my take.You will vote for ANYBODY with an “R” by their name.Heres a tip Republican ,next time you want to play this “neutral observer” routine,can the”…nothing more than a pawn for the Democratic party ” line.Gave yourself away right there!

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Gillon April 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm

So “Sanford has the ability to make it happen”. You said that right. The problem is the embarrassment that brings to the state.

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Aunt Remus April 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I watched the debate last night with an open mind also….I thought ECB looked great,would love to have seen her shoes….thought Sanford looked like he had an STD that was getting, itchy or it could have been too much starch in his shorts……..and PS..Sanford has never made anything happen….at least that’s what Chapur said.

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Uncle Remus April 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Ms Remus, I remember you giving the uncle some itch back in da day. You need to groom better!

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Aunt Remus May 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

I didn’t hear him complaining at the time,unless he thought I was “oh God”.

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Jan April 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Only a moron would vote for Sanford. But there are plenty of morons in this state.

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Uncle Remus April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I watched the debate last night with an open mind. Clearly South Carolina faces many obstacles over the coming years and we need leadership and conservatism. After watching for 10 minutes my observations were:
1. Colbert-Busch does not look good in purple. Who suggested that dress for a debate?
2. Sanford looked thin but professional. Appeared older than stated age.
3. Colbert Busch lacked candor and a forthcoming appearance. Needs to work on debate skills.

After completion of the interview:
1. Sanford won hands down.
2. Colbert-Busch was unable to explain her campaign funds approach for this election.
3. Colbert- Busch is less able to carry a debate than Sanford.

Both offered some good points. However, Sanford has the ability to make it happen. Colbert-Busch even stated in the first 15 minutes that she had virtually no experience in politics and was not certain of how she would approach every situation. That worries me the most. Makes it seem she will be nothing more than a pawn for the Democratic party.

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hahaha! April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Wow!A Republican for Sanford!Amazing!Heres my take.You will vote for ANYBODY with an “R” by their name.Heres a tip Republican ,next time you want to play this “neutral observer” routine,can the”…nothing more than a pawn for the Democratic party ” line.Gave yourself away right there!

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Gillon April 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm

So “Sanford has the ability to make it happen”. You said that right. The problem is the embarrassment that brings to the state.

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Aunt Remus April 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I watched the debate last night with an open mind also….I thought ECB looked great,would love to have seen her shoes….thought Sanford looked like he had an STD that was getting, itchy or it could have been too much starch in his shorts……..and PS..Sanford has never made anything happen….at least that’s what Chapur said.

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Uncle Remus April 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Ms Remus, I remember you giving the uncle some itch back in da day. You need to groom better!

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Aunt Remus May 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

I didn’t hear him complaining at the time,unless he thought I was “oh God”.

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Jan April 30, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Only a moron would vote for Sanford. But there are plenty of morons in this state.

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John Duncan April 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Charleston country clubbers will NOT vote for a Pelosi Democrat. This is why they’re having to viciously trash him and outspend him 3-1.

They’re still up against it whatever these polls say.

Rand Paul endorsement, FreedomWorks rallying Tea Party patriots, a low turnout and SC GOP drive should push him over the line. Hopefully the NRA wakes up and clinches it by contacting their members and pointing out the pro-2nd Amendment candidate.

Remember Sanford hasn’t lost an election before and I suspect he isn’t about to start.

Don’t take anything for granted. Sanford is getting hammered but I find it hard to believe this district is about to elect a Pelosi Democrat who’s union backers want to ship Boeing’s jobs to Seattle even if you consider the R candidate to be flawed.

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John Duncan April 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Charleston country clubbers will NOT vote for a Pelosi Democrat. This is why they’re having to viciously trash him and outspend him 3-1.

They’re still up against it whatever these polls say.

Rand Paul endorsement, FreedomWorks rallying Tea Party patriots, a low turnout and SC GOP drive should push him over the line. Hopefully the NRA wakes up and clinches it by contacting their members and pointing out the pro-2nd Amendment candidate.

Remember Sanford hasn’t lost an election before and I suspect he isn’t about to start.

Don’t take anything for granted. Sanford is getting hammered but I find it hard to believe this district is about to elect a Pelosi Democrat who’s union backers want to ship Boeing’s jobs to Seattle even if you consider the R candidate to be flawed.

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GrandTango April 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

If she loses to this dirtbag: It shows that democrats are viewed as filthy, unfit and lower than the low…
Obama has FAILED at everything he tries, except his most harmful legislation (Taxes and ObamaCare)…
If this woman cannot defeat this Selfish, Cheating, Career politician, she is no better than the Failure known as Obama…

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tits April 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

just keep releasing and talking about her scrubbed emails=that’ll sink her

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tits April 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

just keep releasing and talking about her scrubbed emails=that’ll sink her

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Better Angels Society April 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Sanford hasn’t attended Church on Sullivans Island with his boys in about three years. Jenny does this. Sanford sleeps in, I suppose, w/ the girlfriend.

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Better Angels Society April 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Sanford hasn’t attended Church on Sullivans Island with his boys in about three years. Jenny does this. Sanford sleeps in, I suppose, w/ the girlfriend.

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On Jenny's Side April 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

sanford -yes! I’ll vote for a purple monkey before I’ll vote for a tax and spend democrat!

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Reader April 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Do you endorse his spendthrift junket to Argentina, and sending us the $76,000 bill?

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donald incardona May 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

your an idiot. bush was a pender and you loved it. 9.99 trillion dollars in debt. and sanford screwed you when he went to argentina. you payed for his personal trip. are you stupid or just a moron

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On Jenny's Side April 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

sanford -yes! I’ll vote for a purple monkey before I’ll vote for a tax and spend democrat!

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Reader April 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Do you endorse his spendthrift junket to Argentina, and sending us the $76,000 bill?

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donincardona May 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

your an idiot. bush was a pender and you loved it. 9.99 trillion dollars in debt. and sanford screwed you when he went to argentina. you payed for his personal trip. are you stupid or just a moron

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Mepkin Abbey Daze May 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

He looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. What a tired old turd he is.

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Mepkin Abbey Daze May 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

He looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon. What a tired old turd he is.

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Darth May 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

So the closing Sanford tour with arch conservative… naah, better not tell on that one yet, hat to scoop Wil on his own site.

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Darth May 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

So the closing Sanford tour with arch conservative… naah, better not tell on that one yet, hat to scoop Wil on his own site.

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DrSquishy May 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

What polls? Bring them out.

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DrSquishy May 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

What polls? Bring them out.

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? May 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

Did you slip in a Monty Python reference you crafty fellow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A

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? May 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

Did you slip in a Monty Python reference you crafty fellow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFXGwHsD_A

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