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A Sleeper Race? Or Do You Mean a Snoozer?

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.


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