As I said earlier about the Crantford survey — I don’t know whether this is right, but I certainly hope it is. This just in from the Sheheen campaign:
News reports stated just a few weeks ago that Nikki Haley had a 17-point lead. Yet a national pollster just released two polls conducted a week apart that show a dramatic shift towards Vincent Sheheen. Hamilton Campaigns conducted a survey last week that gave Haley a 51%-41% lead with 8% undecided. The second poll, conducted this week, shows Vincent cutting the lead in half to 49%-44%.
Read the pollster’s analysis:
“Bottomline – As voters have begun to tune in to this race, the margin between the two candidates has been cut in half in a short period of time. Given the rapid movement and voter discontent with Mark Sanford, this race has certainly become one to watch over the closing weeks of the campaign.” (View entire poll results)
This race is a dead heat and Vincent Sheheen is the candidate on the move. It’s not surprising that Vincent has the momentum in this race because voters are learning troubling new things about Nikki Haley on a daily basis. Trust has become the dominant issue in the last few weeks and South Carolinians are beginning to realize that they cannot trust Nikki Haley. Help keep the momentum going. Donate today and spread the word by forwarding this email to friends and family. We need your help to close the deal.
For some time, I’ve been having some pretty dark thoughts about the state of democracy in South Carolina. First Alvin Greene, then a fall electorate perversely bent on ignoring all the negatives about a candidate who would be very bad news as governor of our state.
Each bit of news like this makes me feel less cynical, and gives me greater hope in the wisdom of the voters as they finally begin to pay attention…
What worries me is that this may not be enough movement, fast enough. It does South Carolina no good if the majority completes its shift to Sheheen in mid-November….