A new political poll shows that Sen. Lindsey Graham's support among likely voters is 45 percent and that the incumbent senator is not in "real trouble," but not "completely safe" either.
The results of the latest Winthrop Poll of 901 likely Republican primary voters also shows that 35 percent of voters are undecided.
The poll also found that nearly 73 percent of voters approve of Sen. Tim Scott's performance.
Poll Director Scott Huffmon noted Graham is not in "real trouble" simply because his share is below the 50 percent run-off threshold.
He said the vast majority of undecided could be distributed to the other candidates and, assuming Graham gets some share, it could easily be enough to put him over 50 percent.
However, Huffmon said, the fact that S.C.'s senior senator does not have significantly higher than the threshold means this race is not "completely safe" for him, either.
The poll also gauged the support of Graham's challengers, which ranges from 2.9 to 8.5 percent: S.C. Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Easley businessman RichardCash, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor and Charleston public relations executive Nancy Mace. Det Bowers announced he wanted to run and has filed paperwork with the FEC which would allow him to raise money, but by the time this survey was programmed, he had not raised any money and, therefore, was not included in the list of candidates.