Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10293

Geography Surveyed: South Carolina
Data Collected: 09/17/2006 - 09/19/2006
Release Date: 09/20/2006 11:25 AM ET
Sponsors: WCSC-TV Charleston, WLTX-TV Columbia, SC

GOP Sanford Well Positioned for 2nd Term As SC Gov: In an election for Governor of South Carolina today, 9/20/06, Republican incumbent Mark Sanford defeats Democratic challenger Tommy Moore, 54% to 41%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCSC-TV Charleston and WLTX-TV Columbia. The election is in 7 weeks, on 11/7/06. Sanford gets 82% of Republican votes. Moore gets 77% of Democrat votes. Independents are split. Sanford gets 65% of white votes. Moore gets 67% of black votes. Moore leads by 25 points among voters under age 35. All other age groups strongly favor Sanford. Moore leads by 12 points among the most educated voters. Sanford wins by 19 points in suburban areas. Urban and rural voters split. Sanford wins by 20 points in Western SC. Sanford leads by 18 points in Eastern SC. Central SC splits. Sanford was first elected Governor in 2002, when he defeated Jim Hodges 53% to 47%.

Filtering: 1,000 South Carolina adults were interviewed 9/17/06 - 9/19/06. Of them, 848 were registered to vote. Of them. 502 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 502 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Mark Sanford? Or Democrat Tommy Moore?

54% Sanford (R)
41% Moore (D)
4% Undecided

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