What Mark Sanford’s Victory Says About Modern Politics

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 10:07 am

Last night Mark Sanford (R) easily won the special election to fill South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. He received 54 percent of the vote compared to Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch who got only 45 percent. There were two reasons to think the election was going to be closer than it was. The first was the [...]

Sanford Holds Single Point Lead Over Colbert Busch

By: Monday May 6, 2013 9:42 am

With the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district taking place tomorrow the race couldn’t be closer. According to a new PPP poll former Gov. Mark Sanford holds a single point lead over Democrats Elizabeth Colbert Busch. From PPP: PPP’s final poll of the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds a [...]

Internal Poll Shows Elizabeth Colbert-Busch Leading Mark Sanford

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 12:21 pm

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (D), sister of Stephen Colbert, has released an internal poll showing her with a small lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford (R). According to the poll conducted by Lake Research Partners, Colbert Busch is at 47 percent in the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, while Sanford is at only 44 [...]

Tim Scott Named to South Carolina Senate Seat

By: Monday December 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) will soon be promoted to Senator Tim Scott. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced today that she will appoint Scott as the temporary replacement for Sen. Jim DeMint. DeMint shocked everyone when he resigned his seat to become the head of the Heritage Foundation. Once he takes office Scott will be [...]

Gingrich Is Extremely Unelectable

By: Monday January 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Based on recent polling, if Mitt Romney wins the Republican primary, President Obama should have a tough fight for election. If on the other hand Newt Gingrich manages to secure the nomination, Obama will have a radically easier time of getting re-elected. In a general election Gingrich is simply not electable according to both Gallup’s [...]

Quinnipiac: Gingrich and Romney Tied in Florida, but Gingrich Surging

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:04 pm

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are effectively tied in Florida according to the most recent Quinnipiac University poll.  The multi-day poll shows Romney holding just a two point lead over Gingrich, but there’s been a huge 12 point surge in support for Gingrich since earlier in the month.   The poll indicates Gingrich is continuing [...]

Romney and Gingrich Now Tied Nationally

By: Monday January 23, 2012 2:26 pm

In one of the most incredibly fast swings in American presidential politics, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are now effectively tied in Gallup’s national tracking poll. Just one week ago and fresh off his victory in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney had a 23 point lead nationally over Gingrich: Romney 37 percent – Gingrich 14 percent. [...]

Mitt Romney’s Bad Week

By: Friday January 20, 2012 4:40 pm

One week ago Mitt Romney was riding high. He had a 23 point lead in the Gallup national polling, held a big lead in South Carolina and was on track to quickly wrapping up the nomination. A lot has changed in just seven days. Romney’s national lead has dropped to just 10 points, still large [...]

Gingrich Gains Serious Momentum in South Carolina

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 12:52 pm

A few of the recent polls of South Carolina still show Mitt Romney leading but there are strong signs that Newt Gingrich has gained some serious momentum after Romney’s poor debate performance this week. For example, the Marist poll, which shows Romney with a large 10 point lead, picked up a big shift in the [...]

Rick Perry Giving Up

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 10:20 am

Rick Perry is going to end his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Perry will hold a press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina at 11 am where he is expect to publicly make his announcement. The AP and Politico both report that Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich after dropping out of the race. [...]

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