Thursday, April 17 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:29:33 GMT
After an almost 3-hour meeting where senators grilled Social Services Department Director Lillian Koller about alleged mishandling of child welfare cases, Gov. Nikki Haley took to Facebook to defend theMore >>
Close friends and political allies, Gov. Nikki Haley and state Sen. Katrina Shealy sparred against each other in dueling Facebook posts following Wednesday's DSS subcommittee hearings. More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:49:38 GMT
The director of the state's Social Services Department was grilled by a Senate subcommittee seeking answers for parents and child advocates who say the agency is mishandling child welfare cases. DirectorMore >>
The director of the state's Social Services Department was grilled by a Senate subcommittee seeking answers for parents and child advocates who say the agency is mishandling child welfare cases.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:06:16 GMT
Members of a legislative committee expect to post some hard questions to the state's Social Services Department chief on Wednesday.Agency head Lillian Koller has agreed to appear before the panel and defendMore >>
Members of a legislative committee expect to post some hard questions to the state's Social Services Department chief on Wednesday.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich now holds a slight lead over Mitt Romney among those likely to vote in Saturday's "First in the South" GOP primary, according to two new polls.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday shows Gingrich has 33% support over Romney's 31%. That same polling agency showed Romney with a 14% lead on Tuesday.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday. At the beginning of the month, just after Santorum's strong showing in the Iowa caucuses, he ran second to Romney with 24% of the vote.
A poll conducted Wednesday also puts Gingrich ahead of Romney. The Insider Advantage/Majority Opinion Research poll shows 32% of the people polled plan to vote for Gingrich. Romney runs a close second with 29%. Of the 718 registered voters who were polled, only 7% were undecided.
A third poll from Public Policy Polling out of North Carolina has Gingrich with 34 percent, Romney with 28 percent and Paul with 15 percent. According to the poll, Gingrich's rise has been attributed to undecided voters heading in his direction and Santorum's support collapsing.
The new findings come following Gingrich's strong performance in a debate in Myrtle Beach Monday night. The candidates will debate again Thursday evening in Charleston.