Election 2010: South Carolina Senate
South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) Still Holds Sizable Lead Over Greene (D)
Incumbent Republican Jim DeMint holds nearly a 40-point lead over Democratic challenger Alvin Greene in his bid for a second six-year term in the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows DeMint picking up 58% of the vote, while Greene draws support from 21%. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, while six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power Rankings.
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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in South Carolina was conducted on October 19, 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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