Polling house says no GOP intervention in Dem SC Senate race

A polling information center has concluded the surprise primary victory for Alvin Greene was not a GOP plot, but a completely random outcome based on an election in which both candidates were unknown.

“I don’t see any evidence of GOP chicanery,” said Tom Jensen, the director of Public Policy Polling.

Rep. Jim Clyburn has called for an investigation into Greene’s win, saying he has seen evidence of tampering in a number of races across the state. Jensen disagrees.

“Ultimately, what we’re concluding is it was pretty much completely random who was going to win given that no voters had heard of either of the candidates,” he said.

The group had assumed Vic Rawl would win the primary, Jensen said, because he was expected to campaign much harder and he had the political bonus of being an existing public official. The group had even done an early comparison between Rawl and Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. That’s where Rawl’s underlying problem appeared, said Jensen.

“We polled a head-to-head match-up between Vic Rawl and Jim DeMint at the end of May and what the polls found were that only 4 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of Vic Rawl,” said Jensen.

via Polling house says randomness prevailed in Greene’s primary win – CHARLESTON, SC NEWS – LIVE 5 WCSC Breaking News, Weather, Sports.

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