COLUMBIA, SC — (09-17-20) — The US Senate race for South Carolina continues to show incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham and his challenger Jaime Harrison tied with less than seven weeks out from Election Day.
Graham continues to face the most competitive political challenge of his career as a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday, found the South Carolina Republican tied with Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison.
The survey from Quinnipiac University found Graham and Harrison tied with 48 percent each from likely voters in South Carolina, with just 3 percent are saying they are not sure whom they will vote for on Nov. 3.
“A victor by almost 16 points back in 2014, Sen. Graham stares down the first real test of his Senate tenure,” said Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy. “Outspent and accused by some of being a Trump apologist, he is in a precarious tie.” said Malloy.
While Graham is in the fight of his life, Republican incumbent Donald Trump maintains a 6-point lead over Democratic challenger, former vice president Joe Biden with numbers coming in at 51 percent to 45 percent in favor for Trump.
After Graham began the race with a sizable advantage and war chest filled with cash, Harrison closed the gap over the year of his campaign to cause concern within the Graham campaign.
It has been relatively static over the past few months, with multiple polls continuing to show both candidates in a neck-and-neck race.
The number of persuadable voters appears to be small as the race comes around the final stretch. According to Quinnipiac, 93 percent of respondents said they had made up their mind about who they are voting for while just 6 percent said they might change their mind.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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