South Carolina Pro-Life Governor Candidate Nikki Haley Leads Vincent Sheheen
by Steven Ertelt
August 30, 2010
Columbia, SC (LifeNews.com) — Nikki Haley, the pro-life Republican South Carolina gubernatorial candidate leads her Democratic opponent, State Senator Vincent Sheheen, in a new survey released Friday.
Haley now earns 52% of the vote in her bid to be the next governor while Sheheen picks up 36% of the vote in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters.
Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while 10% are not sure.
Late last month, Haley, who has remained consistently ahead in the race, held a 49% to 35% lead over Sheheen. Her support has ranged from 49% to 55% in previous surveys, while Sheheen has earned 34% to 40% of the vote.
Haley is favored by 86% of Republicans, while Sheheen receives support from 72% of Democrats. Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Haley leads Sheheen by a 13-point margin.
Current governor Mark Sanford, a pro-life Republican, cannot seek reelection due to term-limits.
Haley, a first-generation American of Indian descent, would become the state’s first woman governor and also become the first member of a racial minority to be governor of South Carolina.
But it is her pro-life views that have earned her praise from the likes of Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
Nikki Haleys runoff victory is one more example of the electoral power of authentic, pro-life feminism in this election cycle. Public polling consistently shows that the majority of voters, including women, consider themselves to be pro-life. But, because of a void of pro-life women’s leadership at all levels of elected office, we’re seeing a hunger for authentic, pro-life women candidates in primaries across the country," Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com.
She added, "As a three-term state legislator and successful businesswoman, Nikki Haley is poised to become the first female governor of South Carolina and one of many pro-life women candidates bursting onto the political scene. Her primary win and those of pro-life women candidates like her are building momentum toward victories at the ballot box in November and poised to make 2010 the Year of the Pro-Life Woman.
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