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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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June 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Religion, Updates, Women | , , , | 16 Comments

From Jack…..Tea Partiers and ‘Mad Americans’…..

Further this whole “Mad As Hell” routine is old

Americans are always “Mad” about something

In 80 they were “Mad” about the hostages in Iran and stagflation and elected Reagan

In 92 they were “Mad” at George Bush(Jack Germond and Jules Witcover even named their account of that campaign “Mad As Hell”)

Its a way overworked term

Indeed if Americans are really “mad”

They oughta look in the mirror

THATS who they oughta be “mad” at

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Women | , , | 4 Comments

From Jack…..Tea Partiers and 'Mad Americans'…..

Further this whole “Mad As Hell” routine is old

Americans are always “Mad” about something

In 80 they were “Mad” about the hostages in Iran and stagflation and elected Reagan

In 92 they were “Mad” at George Bush(Jack Germond and Jules Witcover even named their account of that campaign “Mad As Hell”)

Its a way overworked term

Indeed if Americans are really “mad”

They oughta look in the mirror

THATS who they oughta be “mad” at

June 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Women | , , | 4 Comments