Graham: Sen. Tim Scott a ‘Godsend’ to the Republican Party

Posted April 17, 2014 6:22 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

Tim ScottAndrew Kiel |
This week’s Winthrop University Poll shows sizable gains in support for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

But elsewhere in the poll — an interesting set of results on the popularity and approval rating of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

In the poll of registered South Carolina voters conducted earlier this month, 43 pecent approve of Scott’s job in Washington. While, even more impressive, a third of registered voters don’t know who Scott is.

Graham, who is up for re-election this year, as is Scott, says that’s because Scott’s never appeared on a large-scale ballot.

“It’s just a matter of getting around,” Graham said of the polling numbers. “He’s never run statewide before.”

Scott was appointed by Gov. Haley to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.

DeMint resigned to take a role leading a conservative think tank.

The November election for Scott is a special election. Filing for the election closed March 30 and Scott faces no opposition.

“He has an unlimited future, he’s a godsend to the Republican party for the conservative cause,” Graham said. “He will knock it out of the park this election cycle.”