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Sun May 5, 2013, 11:45 PM

Poll: Sanford holds slim lead in congressional race (US House Dist. SC-1 vs Colbert Busch)

Source: The State (Columbia, SC)

Republican Mark Sanford has taken a slim lead over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch just two days before the special election in the S.C. 1st congressional district, according to a poll released Sunday night.

Sanford was down 9 percentage points -- 50 percent to 41 percent -- in a Public Policy Polling survey two weekends ago.

The same firm found this weekend that the former S.C. governor was up 47 percent to 46 percent over Colbert Busch, a political newcomer and sister of TV comedian Stephen Colbert. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt received four percent. Another four percent were undecided.

The result was within the pollís margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent, suggesting Colbert Busch could be ahead.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2013/05/05/2758186/poll-sanford-holds-slim-lead-in.html

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Reply Poll: Sanford holds slim lead in congressional race (US House Dist. SC-1 vs Colbert Busch) (Original post)
alp227 May 2013 OP
lastlib May 2013 #1
Rhiannon12866 May 2013 #2
onehandle May 2013 #3
LonePirate May 2013 #4
SunSeeker May 2013 #5
CBHagman May 2013 #23
Dawson Leery May 2013 #6
DallasNE May 2013 #17
SoapBox May 2013 #7
theHandpuppet May 2013 #22
Joe Bacon May 2013 #8
BlueStater May 2013 #9
Iwillnevergiveup May 2013 #10
Iliyah May 2013 #11
olddots May 2013 #12
Deep13 May 2013 #13
Hulk May 2013 #14
LeftInTX May 2013 #15
graham4anything May 2013 #18
beerandjesus May 2013 #27
graham4anything May 2013 #29
davidpdx May 2013 #16
nxylas May 2013 #21
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2013 #25
beerandjesus May 2013 #28
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2013 #31
graham4anything May 2013 #19
spicegal May 2013 #20
The Wizard May 2013 #24
DrDan May 2013 #26
struggle4progress May 2013 #30
Larkspur May 2013 #32

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 11:50 PM

2. BTW, this race is for the House, Congressional District 1 in SC

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 11:58 PM

3. Go ahead SC. Embarrass yourselves.

Sheesh.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

4. Southern Republicans do not care about embarrassing themselves or the country

They will never vote for a Democrat no matter how ridiculous or how awful the Republican candidate is. As sensible Democrats, we would be wise to remember that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:03 AM

5. GOTV!! Greens, please vote for Colbert-Busch--you will determine if Sanford gets back or not!!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Mon May 6, 2013, 07:28 AM

23. It does make you wonder...

...how polls would look if there were no third party candidate in the race.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:13 AM

6. GOTV.

With that said, a Sanford victory will be another example of "Christian" right hypocrisy.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #6)

Mon May 6, 2013, 04:15 AM

17. The GOP Came In Late With A Lot Of Money

So even though Sanford ran a bumbling campaign and bombed out in the debate, advantage money and demographics. That said, in these low turnout special elections the GOTV effort can create surprises. I saw this starting to swing about 5-6 days ago and sent some late money myself.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:21 AM

7. The stupid is stunning.

Amazing.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #7)

Mon May 6, 2013, 07:25 AM

22. That sums up my response as well

Apparently there are plenty of folks in SC who are proud to embarrass themselves and their state.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:42 AM

8. I'm not surprised.

Vitter got re-elected, Newt carried South Carolina in the primary. I fully expect Sanford to win in a walk. Why? because it's more proof of IOKIYAR!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 12:49 AM

9. The hypocrisy of Republican voters continues.

What a bunch of fucking tools.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:46 AM

10. Oh, dear Lord

We badly need a Colbert bump in S.C. He's just toooooo awful.

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Mon May 6, 2013, 01:51 AM

11. PPP polling at this point in time

seems to be the most accurate and I'm sticking with them. Probably the poll have tighten up but Busch is still ahead. Don't understand the Green party tho. Why? The Green party seems more liberal than conservative and if they are making a statement it sucks at this point. We should keep as many of these crazy conservatives out.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 01:53 AM

12. But but but he's a familly values republican .....

The south shall sink again .

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 02:04 AM

13. Hey "Green Party," thanks for 8 years of hell. nt

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Mon May 6, 2013, 02:30 AM

14. Is this the same state that STARTED the Civil War?

jim de'mint country? Lindsey graham? Nuff said. Such a shameless state. Glad to NOT be from there.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 02:47 AM

15. It looks like the Green Party will seat another Republican

Thanks third party

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #15)

Mon May 6, 2013, 04:43 AM

18. like in 2000, they will deny it and later it will be found the repubs financed them

 

because of course, like 2000, Bush was a big environmentalist, and the repubs in SC have been such environmentalists

What worries me even more is the lethargic campaign Markey is running in Mass.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #18)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:04 AM

27. They were right to deny it, because it's not Nader's fault Gore ran an abysmal campaign

Which is also why Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, incidentally--and, I suspect, why you're worried about Markey's campaign.

I hate to take the bait on this, but the notion that we FDR-Democrats somehow owe our votes to the Clinton-Democrats, and that we're traitors if we vote Green, galls me no end.

Remember, it was the Democrats who took down Howard Dean, who might well have won in 2004. Yes, I still hold that against the party.

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Response to beerandjesus (Reply #27)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:41 AM

29. Remember in 2004, it was the democratic haters that took down Al Gore from a rematch

 

I myself wanted Al Sharton in 2004 and yes, Dean might have won, he had the fire in his belly, however, Dean showed what happens when there is an unvetted candidate nationwide

and Markey's problem is, based on an early poll, no one in the state knows him but his district, which is the problem with any person, especially a liberal who is ONLY a congressperson.
They think they are bigger than they are, but they aren't.
(see the guy in Florida and see the republican Ryan, no one ever heard of either of them).

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 03:45 AM

16. If Mark "hiking in the Appalachians" Sanford wins

I'm not sure who should be more embarrassed, the state of South Carolina for having elected him or the Democratic Party for losing once again to a scandal ridden fool.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #16)

Mon May 6, 2013, 07:01 AM

21. The State of South Carolina

Why should the Democrats be embarrased? It's not as if there's anything they could do that would make the majority of white South Carolinians vote for them, short of becoming even more racist than the Republicans (and even then, I have my doubts).

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #16)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:16 AM

25. Why would you blame the Democrats? The party is fairly strong in SC, stronger than it has in the

past, and that is because Elizabeth is stronger than most Democratic candidates have been in the past. She has the full support of the SC Democratic Party.

Blame the voters. That's the problem. Idiots and hypocrites.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #25)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:17 AM

28. You might be surprised....

It's been fascinating for me, moving from California to South Carolina, to see how the whole "battleground state" mentality has allowed the Democratic Party organization to atrophy. There is a strong Democratic base here (stronger than you probably think, in fact--we're nowhere near as red as, say, Oklahoma or Mississippi), but there's not as much fire in the (professional) party's collective belly as I'd like to see, and it's very obvious that S.C. has been a low priority for the national Democrats for a long time.

That said, I'm still hopeful. ECB is a good candidate and her volunteer staff is amazing!

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Response to beerandjesus (Reply #28)

Mon May 6, 2013, 10:36 AM

31. Thanks for this. I teach a "Semester in Washington" class where I get students from colleges

and universities all over the state. The majority come from SC-Columbia and Charleston. I get some from the Citadel as well. I am always amazed at the tenacity of the progressive students. Though they may not be as plentiful as their conservative counterparts, they do not back down and are very active in the Democratic Party. I think that after the Democrats lost all their representatives except for Jim Clyburn, the Democratic Party in SC had a wake-up call. Now they finally got a competitive candidate in ECB. I don't think it's over. When Democrats turnout, we win.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 04:45 AM

19. BTW-what angle was your ORIGINAL(unedited) title suppose to connotate?

 

I know it was edited twice now, but was there some reason implying ...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 06:08 AM

20. Well, you know what they say about S.C......Too small for a republic and too big for an insane

asylum. They always manage to stand up to their reputation. And as others have noted.....IOIYAR. This is the Party that impeached a president over a dalliance in the WH, yet this guy has a full blown affair, abandons his post, lies to everyone regarding his whereabouts, divorces his wife, and then has the audacity to return to public life and run for office with his mistress on his arm. There's something very off putting about the whole thing, a disconnect. But then Republicans are quite good at that sort of Orwellian thinking.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:16 AM

24. Still a slave state

and nothing will change the Confederacy other than a expelling them from the United States and building a wall.
After WW II the Germans had the good sense to outlaw Nazis.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 08:26 AM

26. gonna completely be decided by turnout - can the repubs get their voters out in a special election

if so - then sanford returns

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2013, 09:58 AM

30. " ... The former South Carolina governor .. has made a comeback since making Pelosi his chief target

... Sanford leads 47 percent to 46 percent over Colbert Busch ... The result, however, is within the pollís margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, meaning Colbert Busch could be ahead. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt received 4 percent in the poll. Four percent of 1,239 likely voters surveyed said they were undecided ... "
Poll: Sanford holds slim lead in congressional race
Published: May 5, 2013
By ANDREW SHAIN
http://www.thestate.com/2013/05/05/2758186/poll-sanford-holds-slim-lead-in.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #30)

Mon May 6, 2013, 10:53 AM

32. Sanford is doing in his district what Elizabeth Warren did in her race in Mass

Warren tied Scott Brown to Mitch McConnell and the obstructionist GOP -- a vote for Brown was a vote for McConnell as leader of the Senate. Sanford is using the same strategy -- tying Colbert Busch to Pelosi in a heavily Republican district.

Markey needs to use Warren's strategy in Mass to tie Gomez to McConnell and he'll win.

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