New Poll Shows Lindsey Graham Leading His Democratic Challenger By Just 2 Points



Sen. Lindsey Graham has held office since 2003, but new polling indicates he could be in for a tough re-election.

Senator Lindsey Graham has served South Carolina in the Senate since 2003, but the Republican is barely hanging on to his lead over Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison, according to a new poll.

The Change Research/Post and Courier poll shows Graham taking 47 percent of the vote, while Harrison garnered 45 percent. Nine percent of those surveyed said they were unsure who they would vote for in the upcoming election.

In terms of favorability, Graham did not perform exceptionally well, The Hill noted: 38 percent said they view the lawmaker very or somewhat favorably, whereas 53 percent of respondents said they have a very or somewhat unfavorable view of Graham.

The poll’s margin of error was 3.1 percentage points.

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The hilariously half-witted Homer Simpson doesn’t think much of statistics and public opinion polls … In the ninth episode of The Simpsons’ sixth season (“Homer Badman”) it’s reported by Kent Brockman, the Emmy-winning newsman for Channel 6 TV, as he rounds out a news story on Homer being accused of sexually harassing Lisa’s (ardent feminist university student) babysitter—which, it later turns out, was an innocent misunderstanding between the latter two due to his usual idiocy—“Now, here are some results from our phone-in poll: ninety-five percent of people believe Homer Simpson is guilty. Of course this is just a television poll, which is not legally binding; unless Proposition 304 passes, and we all pray it will.”

And in the fifth season’s eleventh episode, “Homer the Vigilante”, he’s personally interviewed by Kent Brockman: “Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy sack beatings are up a shocking nine hundred percent?” To this Homer arrogantly replies, “Aw, you can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forty percent of all people know that.” “I see,” says Brockman, unimpressed. “Well, what do you say to the accusation that your group has been causing more crimes than it’s been preventing?” Homer again sounding ridiculous and overconfident: “Oh, Kent, I’d be lying if I said my men weren’t committing crimes.” Brockman momentarily pauses before closing the interview with, “Well, touché.” (Frank Sterle Jr.)

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