There have been plenty of words written about Lindsey Graham’s flip-flopping take on Donald Trump. At one point, the South Carolina Senator said that nomating Trump would destroy the Republican party. Today, it’s a regular sight to see Graham hitting the golf course with the President.
Americans have taken notice of this behavior and Graham has become on of the country’s most unpopular lawmakers. South Carolinians have taken notice as well. According to a new poll from Politico, opponent Jaime Harris has pulled into a tie in the race for Graham’s seat.
The survey has the race tied at 44-44, with 9% of voters being undecided.
While there are more Republicans in the red state of South Carolina, Quinnipiac shows Harrison soundly beating Graham among Independents.
Quinnipiac’s Tim Malloy says of the race, “He has been a firebrand advocate for national defense and a leader of his party for 17 years – but has Lindsey Graham’s allegiance to the president put him in jeopardy? The numbers suggest his tenure on the Hill is in trouble.”
Quinnipiac just called this race a TOSS UP. It's anyone's race to win—and we're only going to defeat Lindsey Graham with your help!
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) August 6, 2020
Harrison shared his excitement about the poll on Twitter, writing, “Quinnipiac just called this race a TOSS UP. It’s anyone’s race to win—and we’re only going to defeat Lindsey Graham with your help!”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.