SOUTH CAROLINA (WIS) - U.S. Senator Jim DeMint has a commanding lead over Alvin Greene in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.
In the telephone survey, the Republican incumbent, DeMint, earned support from 58% of likely voters in South Carolina. Democratic nominee, Alvin Greene, was favored from 21%. 9% of those asked like some other candidate and 13% were undecided.
DeMint leads among male voters by better than four-to-one and among women by a two-to-one margin. 90% of Republican voters back DeMint, but Greene earns just 50% support amongst Democrats. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters who say they're not affiliated with either party choose Demint. Greene, an African-American, carries 51% of the black vote, while 74% of whites favor DeMint.
The survey of 500 likely voters in South Carolina was conducted on June 10, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.