PPP: Linsay Graham facing trouble in 2014 re-election bidSubmitted by yankee on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 15:25
(Couldn't happen to a nicer NEOCON.)
52% of them say that given the choice they'd pick a more conservative challenger in the 2014 GOP primary, compared to only 37% who say they'd support Graham under that scenario. It's a pretty simple calculus- Graham leads 47-40 on that question with Republicans who say they don't consider themselves to be members of the Tea Party but he trails 76-18 with folks who identify with that movement. The Tea Party faction of the Republican Party has become more and more powerful since Graham dispatched a relatively weak primary challenger in 2008 and if the fever doesn't die down over the next three years he's going to be in serious trouble in a primary.
One person Graham doesn't have to worry about too much as a potential challenger though is Mark Sanford. Graham leads the former Governor 52-34 in a hypothetical contest, holding an advantage with both moderates and conservatives. It appears that Sanford's personal indiscretions outweigh Graham's ideological indiscretions with the Republican electorate- even among GOP voters 46% say there's no way they'd ever support Sanford for office in the future, compared to just 14% who say they'd be firmly behind him.....
DRAFT JACK HUNTER SENATE 2014