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A Sleeper Race? Or Do You Mean a Snoozer?



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Not long ago, Chuck Todd asked, “Is [the South Carolina governor's race] the under-the-radar sleeper race folks are missing?”

If you define “Nikki Haley ahead by 9” as a competitive sleeper race, then I suppose so.

Having said that, take a look at the level of support for Democrat Vincent Sheheen in these polls: 44, 41, 33, 36, 35, 40, 34, 34. The first two numbers in the 40s are from polls by a Democrat firm. Today’s poll puts Sheheen at 37.

Pretty consistent, and very ominous.

UPDATE: Elsewhere in the state, Democrat Alvin Greene now trails Green Party candidate Tom Clements, 11 percent to 12 percent. Republican incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint is hanging on with 68 percent.


Tags: Nikki Haley , Vincent Sheheen


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