Media Release

For Immediate Release

September 4, 2013



Mark Rountree, President                                          John Garst, President

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Poll of South Carolina Republicans Shows

Decline in Support for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Incumbent slips to 42% as male voters, conservatives balk

Lindsey Graham – 42% Lee Bright – 13% Nancy Mace - 10% Richard Cash – 7%

(Atlanta) – The most recent Landmark Communications/RosettaStone Communications survey of likely Republican Primary voters in South Carolina shows Lindsey Graham well below the 50% of the vote required to avoid a run-off election.  The survey of 500 reveals that Graham does not reach 50% of the vote in a general primary or against any of his three opponents in potential primary runoff elections.

John Garst, President of Rosetta Stone Communications said, “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents. Graham does not break 40% among voters who think of themselves as evangelistic conservatives, and that group makes up 58% of the primary electorate.”

"Senator Graham has developed a serious problem with male voters and conservative voters in particular,” said Mark Rountree, President of Landmark Communications. His support among those demographic groups is very weak. But even worse for the incumbent is that he currently does not even win an outright majority in a potential runoff primary election, despite the fact that his opponents are not even well known to the general public.”

The survey of 500 likely Republican voters was conducted on Sunday, August 25 and has a margin of error of 4.5%.