He spends four years of his six-year terms in Washington, D.C. being as liberal as possible, then spends the last two years “running back to the right.” Usually this ideological “transition” involves exploiting hot-button social issues (a playbook that’s being used by other candidates affiliated with his since-indicted strategist, Richard Quinn).
The plan worked to perfection for Graham in 2014.
Can he pull it off again? He’ll have quite a hill to climb …
According to polling conducted for the S.C. Senate “Republican” Caucus earlier this month, only 14 percent of Palmetto State GOP voters have a “very favorable” view of Graham. Meanwhile, 32 percent of them have a “very unfavorable” view of their senior U.S. Senator.
By comparison, U.S. Senator Tim Scott was viewed “very favorably” by 57 percent of SCGOP primary voters and “very unfavorably” by only three percent of respondents.
Take a look at the dichotomy …
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Put another way, Scott enjoys a four-to-one advantage over Graham in terms of his core base of support. Meanwhile Graham’s “haters” outnumber Scott’s by a whopping ten-to-one margin.
This news site has made no bones about our contempt for Graham.
A fiscally liberal warmonger, the 62-year-old Seneca, S.C. native was exposed by Wikileaks last year as former U.S. president Barack Obama’s “best GOP ally.” He’s also an amnesty pimp. And a tax-hiker. Not to mention a key driver of the progressive narrative in Washington, D.C.
Oh, and a fraud …
More recently, Graham was the lead sponsor of the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill – a failed effort to repeal a small sliver of Obama’s hated health care law.
In recent weeks Graham – one of the original #NeverTrump “Republicans” – has been cozying up to U.S. president Donald Trump, who remains hugely popular in the Palmetto State.
How “yuge?” Stay tuned …
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