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Poll: Nikki Haley, Vincent Sheheen Separated by 9 Points

11:07 PM, Oct 12, 2010   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Winthrop University new poll shows the gap between Nikki Haley and Vincent Sheheen in the race for governor may be tightening somewhat.

The survey, conducted between October 5 and 10, shows Republican Haley with 46 percent support, Democrat Sheheen with 37 percent, and just over 13 percent undecided.

Surveys conducted by Rasmussen Reports, even ones as recent as late last month, showed the gap closer to 20 points.

However, voters may not be sure who they're voting for just yet. When asked if voters could possibly change their vote, 26 percent of Haley voters and 18 percent of Sheheen voters said they might.

Independents could play a large role, and right now, they're split almost even, with 29 percent supporting Sheheen and 27 percent supporting Haley.

The poll did not ask respondents about the third person in the race, Green Party candidate Morgan Reeves.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Jim DeMint appears headed toward an easy re-election. The survey found him with 58 percent support, with Democrat Alvin Greene at 11 percent and Green Party candidate Tom Clements at 12 percent. Almost 14 percent remain undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.

 
 

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