Lindsey Graham leads presidential poll — in SC

Have you seen this? I had missed it until just now:

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham leads 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls among potential GOP voters in his home state, according to a NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday.

But the Seneca Republican is struggling to find the same backing in other early primary states. And nearly six out of 10 S.C. registered voters said Graham ought to sit out the 2016 presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dominated Vice President Joe Biden, who is visiting Columbia and Charleston this week, by a large margin among S.C. Democratic voters, the poll found.

Graham, who has said he will decide by May on a presidential bid, received 17 percent of support. He’s just ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (15 percent) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (12 percent)….

Yeah, that’s easy to dismiss, but hey, I think Lindsey’s doing pretty well to lead here, given how many Tea Partiers there are here who can’t stand him.

3 thoughts on “Lindsey Graham leads presidential poll — in SC

  1. Juan Caruso

    While hius presumptive candidacy will not end well for Republican Lindsey Graham, it will no doubt end (as he has planned along) by marking the “defining moment” in his conscientious shift to a more accomodating party.

    Not only will he make his Democrat bones with scathing attacks on Scott Walker and Ran Paul, Lindsey will offhandedly compliment a Democrat frontrunner in the process.

    Don’t believe this yet? Watch and see unless Lindsey’s current backers drop him.

  2. bud

    The fact that Graham is doing so poorly gives me hope that the American people have little stomach for more imperialistic misadventures.

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