Some very encouraging news today out of South Carolina courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll:

Republican incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are locked ina dead heat in the race for U.S. Senate, 48 – 48 percent, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack)University poll of likely voters, which was conducted prior to the presidential debate. This is unchanged from aS eptember 16th survey, which also showed both candidates each getting 48 percent support.

Ninety-five percent of likely voters who selected a candidate in the Senate match up say their minds are made up, while 4 percent say they might change their minds.

“There hasn't been a Democrat elected to the Senate from South Carolina since 1998. Outspent andlabeled by critics as an apologist for President Trump, Lindsey Graham is facing the fight of his political life,”said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

In general, 49 percent of likely voters want to see the Republican Party win control of the U.S. Senate,while 44 percent want the Democratic Party.


A big majority of likely voters in South Carolina (71 percent) think they will vote in person on ElectionDay, while 25 percent say they will vote early by mail or absentee ballot.


Harrison receives higher scores than Graham when it comes to honesty, empathy, and likely voters'overall opinions about the candidates.

Likely voters give Harrison a positive favorability rating, 48 – 35 percent, while Graham's favorability rating is negative, 51 – 43 percent.

When it comes to honesty, likely voters say Harrison is honest 51 – 25 percent, with 24 percent saying they don't know. For Graham, likely voters say 50 – 40 percent that he is not honest.

Harrison gets another positive score on whether or not he cares about average people, as likely voters say he does, 59 – 25 percent. Graham gets another negative score on whether or not he cares about average people,with 50 percent saying he does not and 44 percent saying that he does.

Twenty-one percent of voters name the economy as the most important issue in deciding who to vote for in the Senate race, and 20 percent say law and order.

The new poll now finds Trump leading Biden 48-47. 49% want the Senate to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat after the election. 55% support uphold Roe v Wade and 50% want the Supreme Court to uploading the Affordable Care Act Their last poll, Trump lead Biden 51-45. Let’s keep up the momentum to flip South Carolina Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Harrison, Biden and their fellow South Carolina Democrats campaigns:

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  • September 30, 2020