Bright Emerges as Top Lindsey Graham Threat
Graham’s Numbers Continue to Tank: Well Below 50%
Upstate Senator Lee Bright’s campaign appears to be gaining steam while incumbent Lindsey Graham looks to be in deep trouble according to a recent poll of likely Republican Primary voters in South Carolina.
The big picture results of the survey show that South Carolinians are deeply dissatisfied with Graham,Bright is dominating the crowded field of challengers, and both trends seem to be building.
Only 38% of voters said that Graham deserves to be re-elected, while 49% said it’s time for someone new. That someone would appear to be Bright, who polled more than Nancy Mace, Bill Connor and Richard Cash combined, with over 17%.
“We are very excited about this news,but I can’t say that we’re surprised” said Senator Bright in regards to recent poll conducted by Wenzel Strategies.
“We’ve dominated the straw polls throughout the state, and we’ve earned some very prominent endorsements, including the endorsements we crave the most – those of South Carolina’s conservatives.
“Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham continues to do little or nothing to stop the Obama-Reid-Schumer-Pelosi agenda– and that’s an agenda that South Carolinians want stopped.”
Bright went on to say that “for a wealthy long-time incumbent, who seems to be on cable news all day everyday, to be below 40% this early in the process is stunning. It’s not like Lindsey Graham can do anything to improve his standing. We know who he is now.”
Bright added of Graham’s numbers, his lowest polls ever, that “voters understand that he’s a creature of Washington, and that the swamp needs to be drained of Big Government apologists in both parties.
“With the help of conservatives and Tea Party activists across South Carolina, we’re going to retire him in the Spring.
“I have every intention of joining Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul to put the brakes on this ever-expanding government – not compromising with Barack Obama as Lindsey Graham has done.
“Numbers don’t lie. Politicians can brag about money all they want. And I can promise you we’ll be right with them in the end. But they count votes at the ballot box, not dollars. And polls show it’s my campaign that has what it takes to defeat Lindsey Graham.