Poll: New 7th district voters favoring GOP
Columbia — Voters in South Carolina’s new congressional district think the country is headed in the wrong direction and jobs are the country’s top issue.
They also favor the Republican nominee for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee’s new seat in Congress, according to a Winthrop Poll.
Tom Rice, the Horry County Council chairman, has the backing of 48.9 percent of likely voters over Democrat Gloria Bromell Tinubu, a Coastal Carolina University economist, favored by 36.2 percent, according to the poll released Wednesday.
Republican Rice said the poll showed voters in the eight-county district, which includes Myrtle Beach, Florence, Dillon, Darlington and Georgetown, are responding to his message.
On other issues:
A majority of voters in the district think the country and state are headed in the wrong direction and the economy is bad but getting better. They said jobs, by far, was the top issue for who ever wins the congressional race.
Nearly half said that being part of the state’s new congressional district would make no difference in their interests being represented. A third said they did not realize they lived in a new congressional district.