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The Dog thinks Haley will win the South Carolina Governor GOP Primary…..But can she avoid a run-off?

Nikki Haley

Publicity is publicity….

Good or bad….

And it is free advertising for most cash strapped politicians…..

Even if they are Tea Partiers with Sarah Palin endorsements….

Nikki Haley  down in South Carolina is gonna get a boost from people in her state making remarks about her skin color, her supposed religion and her supposed sex life……

Good for her…

South Carolina state Rep. Nikki Haley shows no sign of suffering any damage from allegations that she has had extramarital affairs, with a new poll showing she continues to hold a 20 point lead in her bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. A majority of voters say they don’t believe the accusations of infidelity.

Going into Tuesday’s primary, Haley runs ahead of the Republican field with 43 percent followed by Rep. Gresham Barrett at 23 percent, Attorney General Henry McMaster at 16 percent, and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at 12 percent, with 7 percent undecided, according to a Public Policy Polling survey conducted June 5-6.

Haley has gained four points in her level of support since PPP’s poll two weeks ago when she held a similar advantage over her nearest rival.

She is seen favorably by 58 percent of likely voters and unfavorably by 23 percent, with 19 percent undecided. The 35 point spread in her favor is about the same as it was in the last poll.

Last week, a state lobbyist who had resigned from Bauer’s campaign claimed he had a tryst with Haley in 2008. It was the second such allegation, following one by a former aide to Gov. Mark Sanford who said he had physical relations with Haley in 2007. Haley vigorously denied both accusations.

Fifty-four percent of voters do not believe she has had extramarital affairs while 13 percent do, with 33 percent undecided.

“Nikki Haley’s in good shape,” said PPP’s Dean Debnam. “Her campaign has deflected the allegations against her well and so far she hasn’t suffered any political damage in the wake of them.”

The question for Haley is whether she can get to the 50 percent she needs to avoid a runoff. If there is one, Barrett appears to be the candidate with the second place momentum, picking up 7 points of support since the last poll.


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  1. Daniel G. agrees with “The Dog” Haley will win the Primary but won’t get to 50 %.


    Haley versus Gresham Barrett

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 6, 2010 | Reply

    • We’ll see…… she is now surging in the polls…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. she is in danger

    this was a GENIUS route by Barrett

    it LEADS him up for a run-off with Haley

    I bet ROGER STONE has been busy

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. I have personally meet Barrett THREE TIMES in one and half years

    Dont want the dude as Governor

    I am supporting Robert Ford

    Dont be surprised if the Democrats swoon me in November

    I am also looking at the GREEN PARTY candidate

    If MY CAPTAIN ron gunzburger was here

    I would consider writing his name in

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’m not too sure about that….

    If she manages to top 50%…..she’ll probably* be the next Governor of the

    * Unless the people of the state get so scared they actually vote in a Democrat…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. lil known face about Gresham Barrett

    when he gets nervous he MIMICS George W Bush voice

    I like that bit about him

    HE does a good job of mimicking Bush’s voice

    but it does not mean I would vote for him

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. It is a VERY tough road to achieve 50% in a four way race such as this

    Nikki Haley has raised the LEAST amount of cash of the four GOP candidates

    Her TV commercials are almost non existent

    Look for SEVERAL late endorsements for candidates

    and Andre Bauer should have utilized MikE Huckabee more

    NEVER EVER underestimate the POWER of the Baptists in SC

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Bad remarks……

      Free Publicity…..


      Comment by jamesb101 | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  7. I wish I had footage of Haley as a CLEMSON STUDENT at a bar

    that would be amusing

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 6, 2010 | Reply

  8. I still have my problems with Haley. I think she’s too inexperienced to be Governor.


    During 2008 everybody said Obamas was too inexperienced to be POTUS. They were right. Look what we’ve got.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  9. Yep…..The President of the United States…duly elected

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 7, 2010 | Reply

    • A coward, that is what we’ve got. Haley is way, way to inexperienced to be Governor. I don’t want to take chances with a NOBODY.

      Comment by Daniel G. | June 7, 2010 | Reply

      • Not only that, but her State House voting record is eerily remniscent of Barack Obama’s Senatorial voting record.

        Comment by SE-779 | June 7, 2010

  10. Daniel G., Haley IS likely going to be the GOP nominee and very likely the 116th Governor of South Carolina by January 12, 2011 to succeed Sanford, but she’ll be in a runoff with Barrett.

    Last poll has her leading Barrett by 20 percentage points: 43-23.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | June 7, 2010 | Reply

  11. haley is hot. and there is no damn excuse to discriminate agianst here racial background either. goper calling her and obama”raghead” racist slur but then again this is south carolina gop politics of the last 25 years. i may not like haley’s rightwing politics but prejudice against the color of her skin is down right horrible.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 8, 2010 | Reply

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