Graham, Haley Among GOP Leaders Getting Support in SC Poll

Image: Graham, Haley Among GOP Leaders Getting Support in SC Poll U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, left, and Gov. Nikki Haley

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 08:14 AM

By Elliot Jager

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
South Carolina's senior U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has the support of 45 percent of likely GOP primary voters, while none of his opponents rise above single digits, according to the February 2014 Winthrop Poll.

Graham gets about a third of his support from tea party-leaning Republicans. Of his opponents, Lee Bright of Spartanburg has the most solid tea party backing with almost 62 percent.

Other Republicans who came out well are Gov. Nikki Haley with a 78 percent approval rating, and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott with an approval score of almost 73 percent.

The solidly red state's GOP voters gave President Barack Obama a 93 percent disapproval rating. Congress is no less poorly regarded, garnering a 90 percent disapproval score.

Former Sen. Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation, received a 73 percent positive or somewhat positive rating.

The tea party gets a positive rating from 57 percent of the GOP voters, though most of those polled said they did not consider themselves to be members of the movement.

Demographically, most of the likely Republican voters are over 45 years of age, overwhelmingly white (95 percent), and Protestant, with a majority describing themselves as Evangelical.

Socially, 63 percent of those polled said it was unacceptable to have children out of wedlock.
The survey, which interviewed 901 likely Republican primary voters, was conducted from Feb. 16-23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percent.

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Cory Gardner, Colorado May Provide Solution for GOP on Immigration

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 07:28 AM

Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's f . . .

Potential Clinton Donors to Meet in New York Next Week

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 22:28 PM

A group will meet in New York next week to discuss ways of raising money for Hillary Clinton as soon as she announces he . . .

Ready For Hillary Eager to Be Put Out of Business

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 14:43 PM

Ready For Hillary is ready to go out of business - just as soon as she announces definitively whether she's running or n . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved