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South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) Faces Little Competition in Reelection Bid

Republican Senator Jim DeMint earns his highest level of support yet in his bid for reelection in South Carolina.  

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely South Carolina Voters finds DeMint, who is seeking a second six-year term, earning 64% of the vote, while Democrat Alvin Greene earns 21% support.  Ten percent (10%) prefer another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

This race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power Rankings. 

The latest findings show little change since early June, just after Green’s surprise victory in the state’s Democratic primary.  Last month, DeMint led Greene 63% to 19%.

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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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