While the U.S. Congress may careen from one low to another - one news story compared the institution's approval rating with that of an annoying Star Wars character - people generally like the person who represents them. And that holds mostly true for South Carolinians.
Perhaps one of a new Palmetto Politic's poll biggest surprises was a signal for support for third party candidate and reality show star Thomas Ravenel. Ravenel was the choice of 10 percent of those polled, with 4 percent supporting Libertarian Victor Kocher and 8 percent undecided, based on a survey of 650 people.
U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott have solid support, the poll found. If the election were held this month, the poll found that 45 percent of likely South Carolina voters would vote for Graham, compared to 33 percent for Democratic challenger Brad Hutto. For Scott, a first-term appointee to the position, 48 percent of those polled approve of the job he's doing, 27 percent disapprove and 25 percent are undecided
Jim Lee with Susquehanna Polling and Research said while many Republican voters aren't big fans of Graham - who prevailed over six GOP primary challengers last month - they find him more appealing than voting for a Democrat.
"As entertaining as it is to consider the prospects of a Ravenel upset given how colorful of a guy he is," Lee said, " this poll doesn't suggest that either he or Kocher are likely to be a factor in the eventual outcome."
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