Reported by Joanne Lu, SCRN
A recent survey taken by Rasmussen Reports indicates that Republican incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint has a comfortable lead five months ahead of the November General Election. DeMint, who is seeking a second six-year term, received support from 58 percent of what they classify as “Likely Voters in South Carolina.” Meanwhile, controversy-fraught Democratic candidate, Alvin Greene, has still garnered 21 percent. Nine percent support another candidate, and 13 percent remain undecided.
The report also indicates that while 90 percent of Republican voters back DeMint, Greene is supported by only 50 percent of his own party. Sixty-eight percent of voters not affiliated with either party prefer the incumbent.
Greene, an African-American, captures 51 percent of the black vote. Seventy-four percent of white voters favor DeMint.
The poll was conducted on June 10 by Rasmussen Reports from a sampling of 500 likely voters in South Carolina, with a +/- 4.5 percent margin of error and 95 percent level of confidence. So far, Rasmussen predictions have provided an accurate gauge for actual election results.