Jim DeMint(left), Alvin Greene
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - In the wake of Alvin Greene's stunning win in the Democratic primary, a new poll shows how he's matching up against incumbent Republican Jim DeMint.
Rasmussen Reports released a poll Tuesday which showed DeMint with 58 percent, while Greene had just 21 percent. Nine percent like another candidate, while 13 percent remain undecided.
The survey is the first indicator of voters' reactions to Greene's candidacy, which is still being questioned and challenged by his own party.
In the June 8 primary, Greene got nearly 59 percent of the ballots cast, which translates to over 100,000 votes. Greene ran no television commercials, seemed to have no organized campaign, and did not even have a campaign website.
A day after he won, it was revealed that he has a pending felony obscenity charge. Previous: More Information Surfaces About Greene That news led to State Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler to call for him to withdraw.
U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina) has openly suggested that Greene is a plant. Previous: Clyburn Questions Results Greene's primary opponent, Vic Rawl, had filed a formal complaint questioning the results of the election. Previous: Rawl Files Protest
The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted on June 10 and sampled 500 likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.