Palmetto Sunrise: Dissatisfied in South Carolina

While it's unclear whether a change in leadership is what Palmetto state voters want, what is clear is they are unsatisfied.

Palmetto Politics polling shows the discontent in a few ways: a slim lead for Gov. Nikki Haley in a four-way race, a low approval rating for the Legislature and many who say the state is on the wrong track.

The poll shows that 44 percent of the state believe it is heading in the right direction, 41 percent say it is on the wrong track and 14 percent were undecided.

The Legislature didn't fare well this session, polling showed, and some successes may have been overshadowed by the Republican-controlled Legislature's in-fighting. "Nothing came out of them except for ugly politics," said Kendra Stewart, a College of Charleston politics professor. All eyes for politicos will be on the governor's race. In the Palmetto Politics poll, Haley led with 46 percent support, Democrat Vincent Sheheen garnered 42 percent, independent Tom Ervin 3 percent and Libertarian Steve French 2 percent. Six percent of voters polled were undecided about the race, which features a 2010 rematch of Haley and Sheheen.

There's more polling to come, so stay tuned.

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