The Republican US Senator always pulls it out in the end….
But this time he’s gotta be a bit worried…..
South Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between three-term incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison is becoming more competitive, according to a political campaign ratings publication.
The Cook Political Report on Monday shifted the Senate race from “likely Republican” to “lean Republican.”
The ratings change follows polling that showed the race tied, including an AugustQuinnipiac University poll that had each candidate at 44 percent with fewer than three months to go before Election Day. Graham’s campaign has questioned the methodology of the polling, saying it did not ask enough Republicans in South Carolina to project an accurate estimate of where the electorate stands. It also dismissed an earlier poll because it was conducted online.
Graham’s campaign said it’s own internal polls shows the senator is on track to win reelection.
“South Carolinians don’t give any credence to political prognostications based on skewed polls and millions of liberal dollars from California,” T.W. Arrighi, Graham’s campaign spokesman, said Monday. “Our internal polling has us on track for a decisive victory in November, but Senator Graham is fighting for every vote as he never takes anything for granted.”