A new poll finds that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a narrow lead over former Florida governor Jeb Bush among likely GOP voters in South Carolina, but it’s close enough to still be a statistical tie.
But the Winthrop University Poll released Wednesday shows native son Sen. Lindsey Graham only polled fourth among the candidates, behind Walker, Bush, and Texas senator Ted Cruz.
SC Republicans remain very unsure of who to rally behind, however. Roughly one out of every four people polled answered “not sure” when asked who they would vote for president if the primary were held today. Walker garnered 13.6 percent support to Bush’s 12.7 percent. Graham had 7.6 percent support.
However, when asked who they “would consider” voting for, 51.6 percent said they would think about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, while the second-highest total was Jeb Bush with 49 percent. When asked who they would “not consider” voting for, New York businessman Donald Trump had the highest level at 74.2 percent. Graham had the second-highest at 55 percent.
Walker also had a narrow edge among voters who identify as evangelicals and Tea Party supporters, the poll found.