Press Release: New Poll Shows Harrison Up by Two, Aided by High African American Turnout

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Harrison leading 88-4 among African Americans; Just 39 percent of all likely voters believe Graham deserves re-election

Columbia, S.C. — A poll released today by veteran pollster Cornell Belcher and his firm brilliant corners Research and Strategies shows Jaime Harrison leading Sen. Lindsey Graham by two percent. The survey shows Harrison currently earning 47 percent to Graham’s 45 percent, with three percent of likely voters choosing Constitution Party nominee Bill Bledsoe. 

88 percent of African Americans polled prefer Harrison, compared to Graham’s four percent. In addition, brilliant corners states in the memo that South Carolina is experiencing “Obama level turnout among Black voters…Just 11 days into early voting more than 14 percent of Black registered voters have voted.” 

Read the full memo HERE

“The energy in this race is firmly behind Jaime Harrison’s movement to bring hope back to all 46 counties of South Carolina,” campaign spokesperson Guy King said. “Lindsey Graham’s campaign is falling behind because while he plays the latest D.C. political games, Jaime is remaining focused on the real issues impacting families here, like healthcare, broadband, and COVID relief for struggling families and businesses.” 

Belcher writes in the memo: “Our new polling shows Jaime Harrison ahead of the long-time incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham. Though within the margin of error; momentum in South Carolina is clearly on the side of Harrison. Harrison remains well-positioned to flip this Senate seat in a race that Cook Political report deems a toss-up.”

The poll of 525 likely voters was conducted by landline and cell phone from October 11 to 16, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percent.
 

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