Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13122

Geography Surveyed: South Carolina
Data Collected: 12/17/2007 - 12/18/2007
Release Date: 12/20/2007 9:35 AM ET
Sponsors: WCSC-TV Charleston, WSPA-TV Greenville

SC GOP PRIMARY -- Huckabee 10 Points Atop Romney; Giuliani, Was 1st, Now 5th: In a GOP Primary in South Carolina today, 12/20/07, one month to the vote, Mike Huckabee remains in 1st place, 10 points atop 2nd place Mitt Romney, according to a SurveyUSA tracking poll conducted exclusively for WCSC-TV Charleston and WSPA-TV Greenville. Huckabee's advantage is largely unchanged from an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll 10 days ago. But the contest is upside down compared to a SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago, when Rudolph Giuliani was in 1st place and Mike Huckabee was in 5th place. Today, Giuliani at 12% runs 5th, behind John McCain at 16% and Fred Thompson at 15%. In the Low Country, Romney and Huckabee are effectively tied. Upstate, Huckabee leads Romney by 13. In the Midlands, Huckabee leads Thompson by 11. SC Republican Primary voters say "Immigration" is the issue they want the next President to focus on ahead of all others. Among voters focused on immigration, Huckabee and Romney are effectively tied, a dozen points ahead of Thompson, who finishes 3rd.

Filtering: 2,250 South Carolina adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 12/17/07 and 12/18/07. Of them, 1,926 were registered to vote. Of them, 593 were identified by SurveyUSA as likely to vote in the 01/19/08 Democratic Primary.

  Asked of 593 likely republican primary voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.1 percentage points.

If the Republican Primary for President of the United States were today, would you vote for ...(names rotated) Rudy Giuliani? Mike Huckabee? John McCain? Mitt Romney? Fred Thompson? Or some other Republican?

12% Giuliani
28% Huckabee
16% McCain
18% Romney
15% Thompson
7% Other
4% Undecided

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