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Thursday, September 04, 2003


South Carolina poll

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, September 04, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Zogby has released a new poll for South Carolina, and the numbers show Edwards, Dean, and Kerry as all competitive, posting moderate gains. However, Lieberman and Gephardt have slumped badly. Details:

Polling of likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina indicates that the current presidential hopefuls’ campaigns have yet to catch fire. Four candidates are in a virtual tie for the lead, and 46% of respondents are not yet sure which candidate to support.

NC Senator John Edwards, former VT Governor Dr. Howard Dean, MA Senator John Kerry, and CT Senator Joseph Lieberman are deadlocked for first place in the polling, yet none of them has reached double digits except for rounding. All four earned 8-10%.

In South Carolina polling by Zogby International in March and July, Lieberman had a slight edge over MO Congressman Richard Gephardt, 12% - 10% and 13% - 8% respectively. Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton slightly outpolled Gephardt in the current results, 5% - 4%.

September 2-3 polling, part of Zogby’s “Road to Boston” series, involved 501 likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%. Error margins are higher in sub-groups.

The real story is the still huge undecided vote. Fertile ground!


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