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SC Gubernatorial Poll: Tom Ervin Surges

PALMETTO PETITION CANDIDATE GAINS SUPPORT … Former circuit court judge and state lawmaker Tom Ervin is the man on the move in the 2014 South Carolina gubernatorial race, if a new poll from American Research Group (ARG) is to be believed. According to the results of the survey – conducted…

PALMETTO PETITION CANDIDATE GAINS SUPPORT …

Former circuit court judge and state lawmaker Tom Ervin is the man on the move in the 2014 South Carolina gubernatorial race, if a new poll from American Research Group (ARG) is to be believed.

According to the results of the survey – conducted from September 2-4 – Ervin is poised to make the governor’s race a three-way affair.

Incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley is supported by 43 percent of registered voters, according to the poll, compared to 33 percent who support Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen.  Ervin – who has been running ads all over the state on multiple platforms – is in third place with 18 percent of the vote.

Libertarian Steve French drew 1 percent support – although he has yet to launch his media campaign.

Five percent of respondents were undecided.

“This poll shows we have a three-way race and confirms what we are seeing on the ground: Tom’s common sense solutions are resonating with voters,” said Matt David, Ervin’s senior advisor. “Whether it’s his push for tough ethics reform in Columbia or his plan to eliminate the income tax, this momentum will continue as more people learn about Tom.”

One national pollster who follows South Carolina politics told FITS the poll was “bad news” for Haley.

“Ervin is the second choice of 47 percent of voters – meaning he has room to grow,” the pollster said.  “Sixty-one percent of voters still haven’t formed an opinion of him.  (Haley) has only one place to go.”

The ARG pollsters surveyed 419 interviews on landlines and 181 interviews on mobile devices.  Among respondents in the landline interviews, Haley leads Sheheen 53-28 percent – while 12 percent support Ervin.  Among respondents in the mobile device interviews, Ervin leads Sheheen 43-30 percent – with 18 percent supporting Haley, according to ARG’s Dick Bennett.

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23 comments

Stinkbait September 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

— the first gubernatorial candidate with enough sense to pour pee out of a boot since Campbell… & he’s not a career politician. I’m in.

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Sconset987 September 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Encouraging, except for the fact that ARG has a long established reputation for being unreliable. Would feel better if a firm like PPP showed Ervin moving up.

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SC Political Digest September 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Looks like Ervin is taking more votes from his fellow democrat. LMAO…

Haley wins easily, regardless. The Democrat Brand is TRASH….

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E Norma Scok September 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

^^^Doesn’t care if Russian hackers know more about his finances than he does.

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Putin Wears Prada September 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Finances? You mean lack of??

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Poster September 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm

African Americans at 17% for Ervin? OK, maybe, possibly….but 69% of people know are aware of Steve French???? no possible way that is close.

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Bible Thumper September 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Haley a woman loses the women’s vote? Haley gets 7% of Democratic votes and Sheheen only gets 1% of Republican votes. Ervin takes as many votes from Sheheen as Haley.

What is going on with the Landline/Cell numbers?

Landline (70%)—— Haley 53% — Shaheen 28% – Ervin 12%
Cell/Other (30%) — Haley18% —– Shaheen 43% – Ervin 30%

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SC Political Digest September 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Obama-phone: ????

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Bible Thumper September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

LMAO!

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cuvinny September 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Only old fucks have land lines now a days and they don’t skew republican.

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The Colonel September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Hey, hey, hey, I have a land line, oh, wait…..

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Squishy123 September 8, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Surging to 18%? He can surge to 3x that and still lose.

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Manray September 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

That must be South Carolina arithmetic. Let’s see…hmmmm…18 times 3 = 54. I predict any candidate who receives 54% of the vote will win.

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delbert norquest September 9, 2014 at 2:29 am

Ar you sayin we cant multiplie?

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crete September 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

It is multiply

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Squishy123 September 9, 2014 at 10:35 am

Shit, I’ve been in this state too long, I was thinking 16%.

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dab0 September 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm

you stupid fuck

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math 101 September 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Sounds like Haley the bookkeeper math to me!
No wonder the State is in the DODO!

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cuvinny September 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

The poll seems to indicate Ervin is getting at least half his support from Democrats which seems off to me.

Anyways I’ve liked his add campaign so far.

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Centrist View September 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Male: Haley (49%) Sheheen (27%)
Female: Haley (36%) Sheheen (38%)

Looks like Candidate Haley has a gender gap with female voters issue.

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Jackie Chiles September 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I don’t think Ervin could be worse than Haley.

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The Colonel September 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Ervin’s support is coming from Gilligan. French will have about the same as the drug dealer, drunk driver, baby daddy FEC rule violator and “reality TV star” will have on the Senate race.

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Rocky Speakin' for Sandi - September 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

Rocky speakin’ for Sandi – Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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