Plurality Of SC Wants Colbert To Replace DeMint
Well every time I thought I had a few minutes today to put up a post, something else conspired to prevent me from being able to. Unfortunately that will likely be the case for a few days. But since I have some time right now, I am assuming Public Policy Polling is saying this tongue-fully-in-cheek, but the write up on the first numbers from their poll in South Carolina regarding the open US Senate seat states the following:
Haley has pretty solid numbers within her own party. 70% of Republicans approve of the job she’s doing to 22% who disapprove. But with Democrats (15/78 approval) and independents (28/57) her numbers are pretty woeful.
There is a path back to popularity for Haley though: appointing Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate.
PPP then goes ahead and posts a poll on who voters in South Carolina want to see replace Jim DeMint in the US Senate.
US SENATE – SOUTH CAROLINA – WHO SHOULD REPLACE DEMINT (PPP)
Stephen Colbert 20%
Tim Scott 15%
Trey Gowdy 14%
Jenny Sanford 11%
Henry McMaster 8%
Mark Sanford at 8%
Jeff Duncan 5%
Joe Wilson 5%
Mick Mulvaney 4%
My guess is Haley has many other ways to improve her popularity other than picking Stephen Colbert. Also, if you throw enough candidates into the mix, it makes it pretty easy for Colbert to get a plurality. According to Twitter, PPP will be releasing more serious numbers tomorrow for the gubernatorial and US Senate races in SC and they tease the new numbers with these statements in Twitter.
We’ll have SC-Gov general numbers and SC SC-Sen primary numbers tomorrow and Haley’s in a worse position than Graham
Lindsey Graham has really improved his standing with Republican primary voters over the last year or 2.
They are also indicating that full numbers for the US Senate race in North Carolina will be out as well and they tease us with this.
Virginia Foxx is the top choice of North Carolina Republicans to be their 2014 Senate candidate. Thom Tillis is last. Full results tomorrow
As I said above, I will unfortunately probably not be around when the results are actually released and will have to catch up later in the evening.