Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A poll by Rasmussen Reports finds that State Senator Vincent Sheheen is leading among the Democratic candidates for governor.
The poll was taken May 20 of 404 likely Democratic primary voters.
The poll has Sheheen with 30 percent support, Education Superintendent Jim Rex with 22 percent, and State Senator Robert Ford with 4 percent.
Twelve percent would prefer some other candidate in the race, and another 32 percent said they were undecided.
In a Rasmussen poll from March, Sheheen and Rex were tied at 16 percent, and Ford had 12 percent. Undecided were at 37 percent.
The poll has a margin of error of +/- 5 percent. Related link: More on the Rasmussen Poll
A candidate would need to win 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. The Democratic primary is set for June 8.
Thursday, a poll of the Republican contenders for govenor was released. It showed State Representative Nikki Haley leading with 30 percent support. Attorney General Henry McMaster was second at 19 percent. Related Coverage: Nikki Haley Leads in Takes Lead in Poll