Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

December 5, 2013

South Carolina Political Poll

Results for 11/30/2013 – 12/2/2013 conducted automated telephone interviews on landline telephone numbers.  Gravis contacted a random sample of prior republican primary voters in SC, 601 registered voters completed the poll, the margin of error was 4%

Executive Summary

Human Events and Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 601 registered South Carolina voters regarding current events, including potential presidential and senate candidates.  The poll carries a margin of error of 4%.  The results follow; crosstabs are available upon request.

Of the currently mentioned contenders for the Republican presidential nominee New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie is ahead with 17% of the vote.  Overall, no clear front-runner has emerged.

Interestingly, on the U.S. Senate seat, respondents preferred Jim DeMint to Senator Lindsey Graham by a 47% to 36% advantage.  When asked about having a Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary, respondents were evenly split, with 39% wanting a Tea Party challenger, while 37% do not.

While the June primary is still six months away, it is significant that an incumbent Republican senator in a solidly conservative state has four primary opponents. Senator Graham easily beats each of the candidates, yet there is a bloc of undecided voters representing more than 20 percent of the Republican voter. Graham, a congressman and then senator since 1995, needs to close the sale with these undecided, since he is a know quantity, or he may find himself a victim to one of his challengers picking up support from both the undecided and from other candidates, who fall out of contention.

 

Q1: Are you registered to vote? [All responses included are yes]

Q2: If the election for Republican presidential primary were held today, whom would you vote for: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum or Scott Walker?

Republican Presidential Primary All Voters 300x118 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential PrimaryRepublican Presidential Primary Republicans 300x118 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential PrimaryQ3: If the Republican primary were held today for US Senate, whom would you vote for: Lindsey Graham or Jim DeMint?

Graham or DeMint All Voters 300x63 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Q4: If the Republican primary were held today for US Senate, whom would you vote for: Lindsey Graham, Lee Bright, Richard Cash, Nancy Mace or Bill Connor?

Republican Senate Primary All Voters 300x90 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Q5: Would you support a “Tea Party” challenger to Senator Graham?

Tea Party Challenger All Voters 300x63 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Q6: Do you support drug testing for welfare benefits, including food stamps?

Drug Testing for Welfare All Voters 300x63 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Q7: Should Senator Graham vote to defund Obamacare?

Should Senator Graham Vote to Defund Obamacare All Voters 300x63 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Q8: Should Senator Graham vote to raise the federal debt limit?

Senator Graham Debt Limit All Voters  300x63 Gravis Marketing South Carolina Political Poll For US Senate And Republican Presidential Primary

Note: the polls were conducted using automated telephone. Gravis Marketing is a non-partisian firm located in Winter Springs, Florida.  Previous poll results 2012  Ohio Poll 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *