This just in from the Nikki Haley campaign:
Nikki Takes 20 Point Lead
Last week, I reached out with the news that Nikki had taken a double-digit lead in the polls. Well, today we have even better news – another independent poll shows that lead has grown to more than 20 points!
Here are the results:
Nikki Haley – 39%
Henry McMaster – 18%
Gresham Barrett – 16%
Andre Bauer – 13%
We’ve also released our new tv ad, “Possible,” which started running statewide this morning. The people of this state are rising up against the status quo, the momentum is on our side, and this ad seeks to capture the same energy and excitement that has helped to catapult Nikki to the top of the polls. Watch it here.
This campaign has always been about the people, always been about building a movement from the ground up. That movement is taking off, and it’s thanks to each and every one of you.
We have a huge lead, and with that lead comes an equally huge target. The determined efforts to make this campaign about anything and everything other than our fight to bring South Carolina government back to the people are already going on. That’s no surprise. But we will keep fighting, and ask that you join us. Your contributions mean more now than they ever have before.
My very best,
The poll to which this refers is by Public Policy Polling. You’ll find that outfit’s release here. As it notes, the poll was in the field over the weekend, before all the gossip exploded. I’m not sure how credible it is, as it has Vincent Sheheen in a “tight race” with Jim Rex. But make of it what you will.
Also, note the whiny tone of persecution in the Haley release, as she more and more remakes herself in Sarah “Everybody’s Picking On Me” Palin’s image.