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Lindsey Graham: Weakest GOP Incumbent In America

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is the weakest “Republican” incumbent in America, according to a new nationwide survey of likely voters. Graham received the support of only 42 percent of likely South Carolina voters in the new CBS/ New York Times Upshot/ YouGov Battleground Tracker, compared to 29 percent for Democrat…

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is the weakest “Republican” incumbent in America, according to a new nationwide survey of likely voters.

Graham received the support of only 42 percent of likely South Carolina voters in the new CBS/ New York Times Upshot/ YouGov Battleground Tracker, compared to 29 percent for Democrat Brad Hutto and eight percent for independent conservative Thomas Ravenel.  And that weak showing included five percent of likely voters who lean “Republican.”  Graham’s support drops to 37 percent without these voters, while Hutto loses only one percent of voters who lean Democratic are removed from the equation.

The CBC/ NYT/ YouGov poll surveyed 833 likely South Carolina voters from August 18 – September 2.

In South Carolina’s other U.S. Senate race, Republican Tim Scott enjoys a whopping 52-31 percent lead over Democrat Joyce Dickerson.

After spending more than $5 million, Graham received 56 percent of the vote in a low-turnout election in June.  His public approval ratings in South Carolina continue to hover at or below the approval ratings of Barack Obama.

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33 comments

Smirks September 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

Weakest? Who cares? He’s got one of the safest seats, that’s all that matters for him.

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Ike At The Swamp September 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

Yes he does. A seat with shit stains.

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Dave Chappelle September 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Unfortunately, you are correct.

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Pawleys Island Pound September 8, 2014 at 9:15 am

Graham up 13 points and Will is touting how weak he is. Goodness. There’s a term for a candidate up by double digits 2 months from an election — WINNER!

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CNSYD September 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

You don’t understand. Sic Willie’s boy T Rav had a HUGE 8%. He is packing for DC as we speak.

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Ike At The Swamp September 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

I thought it was 7.823858%?

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RogueElephant September 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

Weakest , most deserving of defeat, not to mention liar , RINO, but he will go back in anyway. So goes life in SC. Then we question why the state/country is in the shape it is in. When we need leadership we get Obummer/ Grahamnasty.

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Tom September 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

No we get Republicans. Republicans have been leading this state for two decades, and we have the 5th worst economy in the nation.

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The Colonel September 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

And what’s changed since Democrats led it for the preceding 100 years?

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CorruptionInColumbia September 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

I would prefer T-Rav win but would settle for Hutto. Hutto is a flaming anti-gun idiot, but at least he meets criteria for truth in labeling being that he IS running as a Democrat, something Lindsey should have been doing all along.

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Jim September 8, 2014 at 11:48 am

The only issue you bring up is gun control. Graham isn’t conservative in the least but he does have a good history of supporting the 2nd ammendment.

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Rocky September 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

And he’s a darned good dresser. A real fancy pants.

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nitrat September 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

As sickening as Sissy Graham is on many, many levels, the fact is he is much more a Real Republican than the “Republicans” who call people RINOs…because the people who call people RINOs are the RINOs themselves, trying to take control of the brand name of a party that can be of use to them in deceiving voters about what they are.
Oh, for the day when these Real RINOs have the BALLS to call themselves what they are and run under their own names, be it TEA Party (which just means simple minded and ignorant) or Libertarian (juvenile and immature) or Neo-Nazi (name says it all). When Thomas Ravenel and his pussy supporters call themselves Libertarians, they MIGHT be worthy of a little respect.

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William September 8, 2014 at 11:55 am

Could not agree more. Except about the deserving respect part. I can’t see me developing much respect for the drug dealer, baby daddy.

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Mike at the Beach September 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

“After spending more than $5 million, Graham received 56 percent of the vote in a low-turnout election in June.”

The spin machine is running at 100%…what LG did was whip an entire field of folks in a seven-way race on night one. That’s not “vulnerable.” Winning by 13 points in three-way race (even if one of the candidates is fringy) is not “vulnerable.” Although that poll likely overstates TR’s slice, I sure hope it’s right. I have several expensive steaks on the line if he breaks 10%…

It’s funny that Tim Scott’s 21-point lead in a two-way race is considered “whopping.” Take an imaginary 8 points off of that one for a fringy candidate to make the comparison to LG’s race an apples-to-apples thing and you get…uhhhhhhhh, 13 points. Hmmmmm.

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Bible Thumper September 8, 2014 at 9:53 am

The polls that count are T-Rav’s Nielsen Ratings.

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Manray September 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

You think there is a bonus for Sic for every ratings point increase? Don’t entertainment PR firms get paid that way?

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Jim September 8, 2014 at 10:11 am

A 13 pt lead means “weakest”? No wonder everyone but a cokehead has fired you.

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The Colonel September 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

“…Graham received the support of only 42 percent of likely South Carolina voters in the new CBS/ New York Times Upshot/ YouGov Battleground Tracker, compared to 29 percent for Democrat Brad Hutto and eight percent for independent conservative Thomas Ravenel…”

So from this assessment, “weak kneed RINO Graham is drawing votes in the neighborhood of five to one over T-Rav, the convicted drug dealer, drunken driver, baby daddy and “reality TV” star and 1.3 to 1 over legitimate candidate Brad Hutto and the two of them combined still lose to Graham and he’s the “weakest incumbent in America”? Really?

It will be interesting to see what happens in November – my Guess:
Graham wins with 56+%
Rating decline for whatever the name of T-Ravs show is and he slinks back into drug addled obscurity (until he gets caught again)
Hutto wishes he’d have just sat this one out

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Cheryl Moore September 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

I pray Mr. Senator Graham is replaced very shortly along with his entire staff particularly Ms. Boney who tends to engage in relationships that she should be ashamed of.

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Reality Cometh September 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

Tim Scott won’t even endorse him. Graham is bad news all the way around.

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Manray September 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

Lindsey is weak only in Sic World.

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Ike At The Swamp September 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

Miss Lindsey. lol

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Philip Branton September 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

Ya know what really disgusts me about Wil Folks?? Well, read this article and think for a second…

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Controversial-Proposed-Pipeline-Would-Bring-Shale-Gas-to-North-Carolina.html

Is he bending over for “BIG OIL” Lindsey Graham and not telling his readers how long this has been known…? Why does Wil Folks seem to be following in the steps of Brian Hicks or John Monk…?

He has this article pounding Graham for being WEAK but yet FAILS to inform readers of what “tactics” are really at play..? Does Wil play patty cake politics or does he really want to win anything for his valued readers..!?

Does he even think how he would ask Lindsey Graham or Thomas Ravenel if this pipeline is gonna stop in North Carolina or continue all the way to Columbia or Charleston or ……..JASPER PORT…?

My Backside….!!!!! (Fist Poundz……..!! )

This pipeline has been planned for at least 4 DECADES……….

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Eye Spy September 9, 2014 at 12:10 am

Go back to the Post and Courier.

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Philip Branton September 8, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Dear Anita Zucker and Diane Knich…….

Hey there ladies. How are you today? When you get a moment would you call the lady at SPAWAR Atlantic and ask her about some information?

Ya know…..when you review this article here…

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/zalmay-khalilzad-money-laundering-probe-110706.html?hp=r8

How would US Senator Lindsey Graham be asked a question about a “Vienna Boyz Choir”…?

You do know some “Southern Charm” can be used to get some answers from some guys at the SPA…!

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vicupstate September 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

A poll taken over more than two weeks is VERY suspect. 1-3 days is the norm. That said, if these numbers are correct, he is indeed the weakest GOP incumbent.

That isn’t saying much because only one GOP incumbent running for re-election (Mitch McConnell) was in any real trouble when this poll was taken. Since then the GOP incumbent in Kansas has become vulnerable too, but that was after this poll was taken.

21 percent are still undecided. Given that Graham is the incumbent and has nearly universal name recognition, it is likely that he would get a minority of that 21% once they decide.

For Graham to lose, Ravenel will have to get at least 10%, and possibly 12. To do that, he will have to dig into his deep pockets.

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The Colonel September 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

His pockets aren’t as deep as they once were and he isn’t getting much in the way of donations.

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moT September 9, 2014 at 12:06 am

Like Alvin Green had to dig into his deep pockets when he rain against Victor Rawl?

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vicupstate September 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

That was a low turnout Primary election, not the same as a General election.

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Rut Row September 9, 2014 at 1:50 am

Form Graham’s Twitter

TravelerA5 ?@TravelerA5 Jun 8
@GrahamBlog Veteran want & need the healing Medical Marijuana gives them without fear or Addiction or Death. WE VETS want YOU out of office

Rob Saxan ?@robsaxan Jun 8
@GrahamBlog @gop vote against #Veterans benefits while you “Honor” them, you need to pull your head out of your ass! pic.twitter.com/ihnUTeNivj

Mitch Connor IV Esq. ?@DerpJonson Jun 6
@GrahamBlog Senator Cum Dumpster,
Did McCain fuck the bitchyness outta your man pussy today?
noticed u werent crying like such a bitch today.

Mitch Connor IV Esq. ?@DerpJonson Jun 6
@GrahamBlog U explain why U think some soldiers should be left behind enemy lines?
Worthless piece of shit. You’ve turned into a real cunt.

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From Grahams Twitter September 9, 2014 at 1:51 am

Diana26 ?@USAlady21 Jun 11
@GrahamBlog Making the illegal criminal parasites come here is an act of evil to our citizens. God will punish you for attacking the USA.

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From Grahams Twitter September 9, 2014 at 1:52 am

Richard A williams ?@rickeyjoe9 Jun 16
@GrahamBlog you have been so wrong on Iraq you should shut u mouth u an sen McCain because anything preside Obama does to you 2 he is wrong

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