New FTS poll shows Republicans leading Cunningham

05 . 19 . 20

Republicans are strongly positioned to recapture South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District seat, according to a new poll commissioned by FTS Insights.

The poll shows that both Nancy Mace and Kathy Landing would defeat incumbent Democrat Joe Cunningham, if the general election were held today. Mace performs slightly better (45%-43.7%) than Landing (44.8%-43.2%) against Cunningham, with roughly 9 percent of voters undecided.

President Donald Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham decisively lead their Democratic opponents in CD-1 (by an almost 10 point margin), underscoring Republicans’ challenge in what is expected to be the most expensive Congressional race in South Carolina’s history.

While Republicans garner almost 50% support in a generic Congressional ballot test, 14% of respondents say their choice depends on the candidate. This suggests the eventual Republican nominee has “room to grow” among the likely November 2020 electorate.

CD-1 voters are most concerned about:
Improving infrastructure such as roads and bridges (29%)
Creating more jobs and job training (21.8%)
Ensuring responsible growth and development so that nature and wildlife are
protected (14.3%)
Creating smaller classroom sizes and better pay for educators (12.4%)

Please click here to view poll results.

The poll was conducted by IVR and Online to Mobile Interviews from May 15 – May 18 among a random sample of 500 likely voters. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.