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Latest Poll Shows Colbert Busch and Sanford Tied

Red Racing Horses released poll today.

A right-leaning poll released Thursday shows the First Congressional District race between Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to be tied.

Red Racing Horses shows both candidates at 46 percent with seven percent of the voters still undecided. The poll has a margin of error of five percent.

The poll was conducted between April 29 and May 1, which means some portions of it were after the candidates' first and only debate on Monday.

The pollsters contacted 5,000 people in SC1 and asked six questions about the race. According to Red Racing Horses respondents "that indicated a disinclination to vote on May 7 or did not complete the six-question survey were not counted as part of the results."

Sanford had a five percent edge among men, while Colbert Busch had a four percent lead among women. 

Colbert Busch fared the best in Beaufort County where she had a 52-39 lead. She also led in Charleston County by four percent. Sanford had leads of 20 and 13 percent in Berkeley and Dorchester County, respectively.

Red Racing Horses said, "The closeness of the race in the normally Republican district is almost certainly due exclusively to Republican ex-Gov. Mark Sanford's personal issues. Problematic for Sanford is the suggestion that some of his core voters, particularly Social Conservatives in the suburban Charleston area, may stay home Tuesday."

See the full report HERE.

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Brash Brazen May 05, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Please put your clothes back on or I won't be able to hold my breakfast down (you're obviously just as ugly on the inside too) !
Tony May 05, 2013 at 02:39 PM
@Brash is this the appalling lack of knowledge of the political system. Where you attack on personal levels when you don't like the ideas being put on the table? From my personal experience when you attack the idea then you put forth something better or suggest how to better the original idea. Not just attack without solution.
Brash Brazen May 05, 2013 at 03:10 PM
The solution to every problem facing America today is to elect more Democrats to office & to send every Republican politician scurrying back under the rocks that they crawled out from under !!!
reg May 05, 2013 at 03:21 PM
"send every Republican politician" ... there are NO Republican politicians anymore, just a gang of self-serving moneygrubbers who use that party name, and who are in no way conservative (fiscally or socially) nor moral. Take a look at the slew of South Carolina "republicans" who've been busted in recent years --- tax evasion, caught with prostitute, caught having taxpayers cover the costs of an international affair, child molestation, stalking of former girlfriend, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute .... you call that "moral" or "conservative"? Shoot, GOP's been dead, especially here in SC, for years.
Tony May 06, 2013 at 01:00 AM
That expland it all; Brash is just like Frank in his thinking that one party is the answer. That kind of thinking from both sides has gotten this country in one heck of a mess. We are deadlock at the federal level and that don't like it going to change anytime soon unless the voters begin to take charge to the point where politicians that been in office learn they answer to the people. How to start to get that change in place is by sending people who don't belong to either of the two major parties. That way those who are republicans or democrats that hold higher office will realize that just because you made it there, your employment status may change during a election cycle.

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