Palmetto Sunrise: Graham loses steam in South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has little support from South Carolina’s voters for his presidential bid. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

COLUMBIA — Turns out that South Carolina’s native son may not be able to count on Palmetto State voters to send him to the White House.

A poll released on Wednesday has revealed U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign in the Palmetto State has lost steam and has scarred his image. According to the poll by Public Policy Poling, 78 percent of likely voters in the state’s “First in the South” Republican presidential primary said Graham should drop out of the race, while 15 percent said he should continue his bid.

What might be more concerning for Graham is that his approval ratings have dropped drastically. Only 36 percent of likely primary voters said they approved of the job he’s doing as senator, down from 54 percent in February. And 51 percent said they disapproved of the job he’s doing as senator, up from 29 percent.


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