ETV’s Yolian Ortiz sits down with Winthrop Political Science Professor and author of the Winthrop Poll, Scott Huffmon, about the latest results with one month leading up to the elections.
The latest Winthrop Poll (http://www.winthrop.edu/winthroppoll/default.aspx?id=9804) was published this morning, and with a little more than a month to the general election, Governor Nikki Haley is leading Democratic challenger and State Senator Vincent Sheheen by a 43.6% – 33.6% margin. Petition candidate Tom Irvin received less than 4%.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Tim Scott, who was appointed by Gov. Haley to replace Jim DeMint, is running in his first statewide election, and has a majority of the votes with 52.4%. Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson is receiving 31.8%, while American Party candidate Jill Bossi received less than 2%.
After a primary where he faced 6 other candidates, Republican Incumbent Lindsey Graham is leading Democratic State Senator Brad Hutto by a margin of 46.3% to 28%. Former S.C. treasurer and petition candidate Thomas Ravenel has 8% of the vote.
Other issues that are looked at in this poll include the economy, electing the State Superintendent of Education, and legalizing casino boats.
For an in-depth discussion on all the results, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM.
Don't forget to vote in the Runoff Election on Tuesday, June 24.
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