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SuperPAC Poll, Pre-Primary: Sanford 49, Bostic 36

In today’s Hilton Head Island Packet:

A new poll by newly formed S.C. super PAC, Conservative Solutions, shows Sanford as a shoo-in.

Its survey of likely voters on Saturday and Sunday indicates that in a head-to-head race, Sanford would take nearly 49 percent and Bostic about 36 percent. Nearly 15 percent are undecided, according to the survey, which has a 5 percent margin of error. Grooms’ strongholds would also favor Sanford, particularly Berkeley County, the survey shows.

“If the results hold true, Mark Sanford will fill Tim Scott’s congressional seat,” said Luke Byars, a longtime S.C. Republican strategist hired to do the survey. “Sanford’s back-to-the-basic message of restoring fiscal sanity to Washington is working.”

The Conservative Solutions PAC filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on February 4. Byars told the Packet that the PAC’s purpose is to support conservative candidates, and that it has not donated money to any candidate to date.

Keep in mind, this poll was conducted before the primary, so when respondents were asked about the Sanford-Bostic matchup, it was theoretical.

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