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Parsing The SC-1 Poll

The big news in this week’s new South Carolina first congressional district poll is that former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford appears to have momentum on his side as his comeback campaign approaches its moment of decision. The governor is now barely ahead of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, according to the latest…

The big news in this week’s new South Carolina first congressional district poll is that former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford appears to have momentum on his side as his comeback campaign approaches its moment of decision.

The governor is now barely ahead of Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, according to the latest data from Public Policy Poling – the Democratic-leaning outlet which had Sanford trailing Colbert-Busch by nine points just two weeks ago.

(For our story on those topline numbers, click here. To view the poll for yourself, click here).

Below those toplines, though, were some interesting numbers on how voters in the first district – which includes Charleston, S.C. and much of the Palmetto State’s lovely Lowcountry – view other South Carolina elected officials. For example, the PPP poll asked first district voters about a series of endorsements received by Sanford over the last few days and whether those endorsements would impact their vote.

Who fared well in this particular line of questioning? Nobody, really. But the extent to which these politicians’ popularity (or lack thereof) impacts Sanford’s chances is instructive.

Faring the best was newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R) – who held this seat from 2011 until earlier this year when he surrendered it to take Jim DeMint’s place in the U.S. Senate. According to PPP, 21 percent of respondents said they would be “more likely” to vote for Sanford thanks to Scott’s nod – compared to 24 percent who said they would be “less likely” to support him and 53 percent who said Scott’s endorsement would make “no difference” to them.

Obviously, those aren’t great numbers … but remember we’re talking about endorsing Mark Sanford here, people (something this website has made it clear it won’t be doing again this go-round).

Anyway, faring worse than Scott was U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO) – who was booed at last weekend’s S.C. “Republican” Party convention. According to the poll, 18 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to vote for Sanford thanks to Graham’s support – while 25 percent answered “less likely” and 57 percent who said it would make no difference.

Even worse than Graham’s numbers were those put up by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. Only 12 percent of respondents in the PPP poll said they would be more likely to choose Sanford as a result of her endorsement compared to 27 percent who said “less likely” and 59 percent who said Haley’s nod would make no difference to them.

Ouch …

Looks like Haley’s famed “kiss of death” is alive and well.

Haley never publicly endorsed Sanford, but she did appear at a fundraiser for the former governor at the South Battery home of luxury car dealer Tommy Baker. And just to make sure everybody knew about it, Sanford photobombed one of the governor’s pictures from the event.

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56 comments

GrandTango May 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Obama is the KISS of DEATH….And Sheheen has already lost…
Obama has been a MISERABLE president, by any standard…
So Democrats are seen unfit for SC and Obama has been one failure after another. ECB has those facts staring her in her face.
And if Sanford can win, despite his excessive baggage, poor character and ineffective record, Sheheen has lost before the race ever begins.

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John Duncan May 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

This is wonderful news.

This means Sanford is extremely likely to prevail against the liberal, lying, Pelosi backed fraud and the biased, controlled mainstream media who have tried to trash him for the last MONTH and to completely avoid the issues voters care about:

Jobs, the economy, investment, Obamacare being repealed, borders controlled, rights of the unborn protected and our sacred 2nd amendment left alone!

On every single issue Mark Sanford is on the right side of First District voters (and those of anyone with any common sense) while the Pelosi backed stooge has revealed her true colors by campaigning with Clyburn yesterday who has done so much to bankrupt America and force liberal legislation down our throats!

Do the people of Charleston and the Lowcountry want a Clyburn/Pelosi clone representing them in DC?

HELL NO!!!

This is why it’s incredibly important if you live in the District to vote for the Republican Mark Sanford TOMORROW and try and rally your neighbors, co-workers and friends to do the same.

America is truly counting on you to get this right !!

THANK YOU SC FOR COMMON SENSE AT LONG LAST!

I notice the Colbert-Busch “campaign” has refused to condemn her party chairman’s recent deplorable racist attack on Gov. Haley.

The 1st district has a remarkable opportunity to teach the racist, bigoted, hated, lying, fraudulent, Clyburn/Pelosi backed liberal’s a hard lesson tomorrow while the whole world watches.

Don’t let us down!

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Jan May 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Only an idiot would want to be represented by a liar, a cheat and a thief. In other words only an idiot would want to be represented by Mark Sanford.

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Smirks May 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

“John Duncan” is that idiot. :)

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Smirks May 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

lol… The only strategy Sanford has is to include Pelosi/Obama in everything related to ECB. I see his campaign trolls wised up too.

Where’s hoss?

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hoss May 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Don’t blame me ‘Ms.Mugshot’ made a fool of herself to the voters of SC 1 with that pathetic debate performance. It cost her the election. By apparently being advised to limit her appearances before large groups of voters and agreeing to debate only ONCE she had a very small ‘window’ to introduce herself to those looking for a competent/viable alternative to Sanford.She failed.Had nothing to do with comments expressed on any forum or blog.

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lowcorider May 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

On cue.

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John Duncan May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Yahoo article says she has handlers and the campaign is ran by the National Democrat Party and her answers are rehearsed

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mark-sanford-long-road-redemption-tour-leads-tuesday-095402356.html

They dont seem too impressed with her.

The party is headed by Pelosi and her House Majority PAC has spent $1m on her behalf, organized fundraisers and is holding her hand. Clyburn was campaigning with yesterday and Clyburn is Pelosi’s deputy in the House of Representatives.

Sanford is absolutely running against Pelosi here. She is nothing but a stooge and her resume is a fraud. What business does this “businesswoman” run?

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John Duncan May 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

This is wonderful news.

This means Sanford is extremely likely to prevail against the liberal, lying, Pelosi backed fraud and the biased, controlled mainstream media who have tried to trash him for the last MONTH and to completely avoid the issues voters care about:

Jobs, the economy, investment, Obamacare being repealed, borders controlled, rights of the unborn protected and our sacred 2nd amendment left alone!

On every single issue Mark Sanford is on the right side of First District voters (and those of anyone with any common sense) while the Pelosi backed stooge has revealed her true colors by campaigning with Clyburn yesterday who has done so much to bankrupt America and force liberal legislation down our throats!

Do the people of Charleston and the Lowcountry want a Clyburn/Pelosi clone representing them in DC?

HELL NO!!!

This is why it’s incredibly important if you live in the District to vote for the Republican Mark Sanford TOMORROW and try and rally your neighbors, co-workers and friends to do the same.

America is truly counting on you to get this right !!

THANK YOU SC FOR COMMON SENSE AT LONG LAST!

I notice the Colbert-Busch “campaign” has refused to condemn her party chairman’s latest and recent deplorable racist attack on Gov. Haley.

The Lowcountry has a truly remarkable opportunity to teach the racist, bigoted, hated, lying, fraudulent, Clyburn/Pelosi backed liberal’s a hard lesson tomorrow with the whole world watching..

Don’t let us down!

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Jan May 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Only an idiot would want to be represented by a liar, a cheat and a thief. In other words only an idiot would want to be represented by Mark Sanford.

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Smirks May 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

“John Duncan” is that idiot. :)

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Smirks May 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

lol… The only strategy Sanford has is to include Pelosi/Obama in everything related to ECB. I see his campaign trolls wised up too.

Where’s hoss?

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hoss May 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Don’t blame me ‘Ms.Mugshot’ made a fool of herself to the voters of SC 1 with that pathetic debate performance. It cost her the election. By apparently being advised to limit her appearances before large groups of voters and agreeing to debate only ONCE she had a very small ‘window’ to introduce herself to those looking for a competent/viable alternative to Sanford.She failed.Had nothing to do with comments expressed on any forum or blog.

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Lowcorider May 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

On cue.

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John Duncan May 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Yahoo article says she has handlers and the campaign is ran by the National Democrat Party and her answers are rehearsed

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mark-sanford-long-road-redemption-tour-leads-tuesday-095402356.html

They dont seem too impressed with her.

The party is headed by Pelosi and her House Majority PAC has spent $1m on her behalf, organized fundraisers and is holding her hand. Clyburn was campaigning with yesterday and Clyburn is Pelosi’s deputy in the House of Representatives.

Sanford is absolutely running against Pelosi here. She is nothing but a stooge and her resume is a fraud. What business does this “businesswoman” run?

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Ole Knocky May 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

look closely, he was over there admiring what a clean pool looks loke

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Pool Cleaner May 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

He is pond scum.

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Ole Knocky May 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

look closely, he was over there admiring what a clean pool looks loke

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Pool Cleaner May 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

He is pond scum.

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Big Lamboll May 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Tommy Baker, incidentally, is one of McConnell’s paramours.

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Dick May 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I heard GM’s lovers were all young, like just from college. There’s tons of flaming gay young men in Chas., working in the food/beverage business, easy pickups. Tommy Baker is in his 60s. Who knows what GM fucks?

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Big Lamboll May 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Tommy Baker, incidentally, is one of McConnell’s paramours.

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Dick May 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I heard GM’s lovers were all young, like just from college. There’s tons of flaming gay young men in Chas., working in the food/beverage business, easy pickups. Tommy Baker is in his 60s. Who knows what GM fucks?

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Creeper May 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Who’s the decent looking but aging chick on the left with the fake tits? I wouldn’t mind a slice of that pie.

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Blue May 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

don’t know but the ogre on the right with the pot-belly is chas. county gop director lin bennett — bobby harrell’s lookout
the chick on the left does look like she’s got fake tits

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shifty henry May 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I’d get tired of playing with them after 3-4 hours.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Even if the nipples got hard????

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shifty henry May 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I could write a book about women’s breasts and nipples, but it would be much too spicy and distracting –even for this site.

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Creeper May 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Who’s the decent looking but aging chick on the left with the fake tits? I wouldn’t mind a slice of that pie.

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Blue May 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

don’t know but the ogre on the right with the pot-belly is chas. county gop director lin bennett — bobby harrell’s lookout
the chick on the left does look like she’s got fake tits

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shifty henry May 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I’d get tired of playing with them after 3-4 hours.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Even if the nipples got hard????

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shifty henry May 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I could write a book about women’s breasts and nipples, but it would be much too spicy and distracting –even for this site.

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Fandango May 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I look forward to retireing Haley next election cycle!
Good bye, hope the door DOES hit you in the ass on the way out!

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downtrodden May 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

oh, no, she ain’t going nowhere. she’s got that photogenic, look-good-on-camera persona…with that pretty dark skin and cutsie eyes, the morons of s.c. will reelect her based on looks alone. most people in this state don’t even read the papers, and the dems will help her stay just where she is

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Fandango May 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I look forward to retireing Haley next election cycle!
Good bye, hope the door DOES hit you in the ass on the way out!

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downtrodden May 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

oh, no, she ain’t going nowhere. she’s got that photogenic, look-good-on-camera persona…with that pretty dark skin and cutsie eyes, the morons of s.c. will reelect her based on looks alone. most people in this state don’t even read the papers, and the dems will help her stay just where she is

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tissue please May 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Sanford looks as sad back there as his son did when he had to stand behind Chapur.

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Nottheusual1 May 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Bravo ……

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Larry May 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Sanford treats his sons as objects to use. Like the Pelosi poster. Just props.

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Fonz May 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

True! Just like Rich Eckstrom,Bob Harrel,Bob and Harv Peeler, Nik Haley and all the rest fo the hypocritical adulterers and liar, sickos!

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tissue please May 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Sanford looks as sad back there as his son did when he had to stand behind Chapur.

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Nottheusual1 May 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Bravo ……

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Larry May 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Sanford treats his sons as objects to use. Like the Pelosi poster. Just props.

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Fonz May 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

True! Just like Rich Eckstrom,Bob Harrel,Bob and Harv Peeler, Nik Haley and all the rest fo the hypocritical adulterers and liar, sickos!

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Barbie May 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Haley is not a small woman and they both make her look petite

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Ken May 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Haley has tiny boobs and yep they make her look petite.

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Barbie May 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Haley is not a small woman and they both make her look petite

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Ken May 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Haley has tiny boobs and yep they make her look petite.

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GrandTango May 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

The Amerian people are telling Congress they want Obama STOPPED!!!
Immigration, Gun Control…Republicans are succeeding to save our contry to some degree.
An ECB loss, to such a horrible Republican, is Bad Bad news for the democrat party.
It shows even a much-flawed Republican is better than a squeaky clean democrat…
And it comes when Obama needs a miracle to blunt his record of total failure…
The GOP is in place, in the House to STOP Obama. W/o an overthrow of the House, Obama will just become even more thwarted.

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jimlewisowb May 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

If you look to the left of the Gypsy Queen’s head you will see a what looks like “shower head”

To the right of the shower head at the top of the hedge there looks to be a head with glaring beady eyes

Looks like Sanford may have some new evidence for his hearing on Wednesday, Jenny trespassing on his party

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jimlewisowb May 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

If you look to the left of the Gypsy Queen’s head you will see a what looks like “shower head”

To the right of the shower head at the top of the hedge there looks to be a head with glaring beady eyes

Looks like Sanford may have some new evidence for his hearing on Wednesday, Jenny trespassing on his party

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Schnoz May 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Sanford is on the other side of the pool trying to pick up another woman for sex. Sniffing around like a dog.

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Schnoz May 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Sanford is on the other side of the pool trying to pick up another woman for sex. Sniffing around like a dog.

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BrigidBernadette May 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

To use Hilary’s words, “What difference does it make?” This is the real story. Wonder why this could be happening? Holder’s henchmen? They sure couldn’t be bothered to bring their asses down her for the Richland County robbery.

Did I miss the coverage of the Benghazi hearing and Trey Gowdy’s prominent role in it?

(Reuters) – The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday’s special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.
Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer ElizabethColbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert,in the First District House race.
The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election
under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election
discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority
language group.
The department did not give a reason for the monitoring. Tuesday’s vote will take place under South Carolina’s new law mandating photo identification for
voters, and Justice Department monitors observed primary elections.

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Brigid May 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

To use Hilary’s words, “What difference does it make?” This is the real story. Wonder why this could be happening? Holder’s henchmen? They sure couldn’t be bothered to bring their asses down her for the Richland County robbery.

Did I miss the coverage of the Benghazi hearing and Trey Gowdy’s prominent role in it?

(Reuters) – The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday’s special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.
Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer ElizabethColbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert,in the First District House race.
The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election
under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election
discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority
language group.
The department did not give a reason for the monitoring. Tuesday’s vote will take place under South Carolina’s new law mandating photo identification for
voters, and Justice Department monitors observed primary elections.

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