Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14399
Lindsey Graham Ahead In Race for 2nd US Senate Term in SC: In an election for United States Senator from South Carolina held today, 09/23/08, incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham is elected to his second term, according to this latest WCSC-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Today, it's Graham 54%, Democrat Bob Conley 40%.

Among men, Graham leads by 8 points; among women, Graham leads by 18. Graham leads by 8 points among voters age 18 to 49, by 19 points among voters 50+. Graham leads by 23 points Upstate, by 19 points in the Low Country. Graham ties with Conley, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, in the Midlands.

Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 South Carolina adults 09/21/08 through 09/22/08. Of the adults, 817 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 690 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely voters in the 11/04/08 general election. Lindsey Graham was first elected to the Senate in 2002 with 54% of the vote, taking the seat held by the retiring Strom Thurmond since 1954.
South Carolina will also elect a United States Senator. If the election for United States Senator were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Lindsey Graham? Or Democrat Bob Conley?
690 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your MindTop Issue For Next PresidentIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.8 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind MadEconomyEnvironmHealth CIraqTerrorisSocial SEducatioImmigrat< $50K> $50KUpstateMidlandsLow Coun
Lindsey Graham (R)54%52%56%44%55%53%64%50%57%66%16%****85%15%55%77%46%24%57%51%56%52%49%66%43%46%55%51%**33%48%77%******46%59%58%47%57%
Bob Conley (D)40%44%38%49%38%43%32%42%38%28%79%****11%81%33%18%49%71%37%44%39%42%48%29%53%47%40%44%**63%45%21%******50%35%35%46%39%
Composition of Adults100%46%54%21%31%28%20%52%48%74%24%1%1%41%35%17%38%34%10%48%52%65%23%13%50%45%10%89%59%2%8%7%10%2%4%5%40%60%31%35%34%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.