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Haley (R) Still Runs Strong in South Carolina Governor’s Race

Republican Nikki Haley continues to hold a comfortable lead over Democrat Vincent Sheheen in South Carolina's gubernatorial race.

The latest Ramussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in South Carolina shows Haley with 50% support to Sheheen’s 33%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and 13% remain undecided.

The race is still ranked Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. 

Haley posted a 52% to 36% lead over Sheheen last month.  Haley’s been well ahead in the race in surveys since June with support ranging from 49% to 55%. Sheheen has picked up 34% to 40% of the vote in those same surveys.

Haley, a state legislator, earns 78% of the Republican vote in the state, while 69% of South Carolina Democrats support Sheheen, currently a member of the State Senate. Haley holds a 10-point lead among voters not affiliated with either major party.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in South Carolina was conducted on September 22, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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