The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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South Carolina

southcarolina-stampIncumbent: Nikki Haley (R)

Primary Election: June 8, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: OPEN SEAT
RATING: Safe Republican Retention

RECENT ELECTION RESULTS:
2002 Result: Sanford wins 53%-47%.
2006 Result: Sanford wins 55%-45%.

South Carolina Gubernatorial Race: Headlines

Palmetto State Political Blogs can be found here.

Democrats:
Robert Ford Web Site
Jim Rex Web Site twitter facebook
Vincent Sheheen Web Site twitter facebook

Republicans:
Gresham Barrett Web Site twitter YouTube
Andre Bauer
Nikki Haley                   Web Site facebook
Henry McMaster Web Site twitter YouTube facebook

State Resources:
South Carolina State Election Commission

Local Blogs/Media:
FITSnews.com
Wolfe Reports

PollWatch:
Winthrop: Haley’s job approval rating stands at 44.5% (10/30/13)
Harper Polling: Nikki Haley has favorable numbers of 42-43% (10/29/13)
Winthrop: Haley’s approval ratings improve at 44-39% (2/20/13)
Public Policy Polling: Haley trails Sheheen, Graham getting stronger (12/11/12)
Rasmussen: Haley’s lead shrinks to single digits, Haley 47%, Sheheen 38% (10/19/10)
Insider Advantage: Haley maintains lead, 51-37% (10/19/10)
Crantford & Associates (D): Contest becomes a tossup, Haley 43%, Sheheen 41% (10/18/10)
Crantford & Associates (D): Haley lead within MoE, Haley 45%, Sheheeen 41% (9/30/10)
Rasmussen: Haley’s lead still double-digits, 50-33% (9/22/10)
Rasmussen: Haley maintains wide lead over Sheheen, 52-36% (8/25/10)
Rasmussen: Haley starts general election campaign ahead, 52-40 (6/23/10)
Rasmussen: Both Republicans have comfortable leads over Sheheen (6/10/10)
PPP: Haley cruising in GOP primary; Barrett likely to make run-off (6/6/10)
Insider Advantage: Haley leads Barrett by 11, Sheheen up 9 over Rex (5/28/10)
PPP: GOP favored in November matchups (5/26/10)
PPP: In primaries, Haley up big; Sheheen holds narrow lead (5/25/10)
Rasmussen: Sheheen leading Dems, 32% still undecided (5/20/10)
Rasmussen: Haley jumps to lead of GOP pack (5/17/10)
Rasmussen: McMaster leads GOP primary field (3/8/10)
Rasmussen: Among Dems, no clear leader (3/3/10)

Former Candidates

Dwight Drake              Web Site

Mullins McLeod        Web Site twitter YouTube facebook