New Poll Shows Nancy Mace Holding Wide Lead Over GOP Primary Competitors

[Office of Representative Nancy Mace, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

According to a recent survey conducted by Emerson College Polling and The Hill, and released on Thursday, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) maintains a substantial advantage over her primary opponents in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

Mace was supported by 47 percent of prospective Republican primary participants in South Carolina, while 22 percent of them indicated that they were supporting former state agency official Catherine Templeton.

Another seven percent expressed their support for businessman Bill Young, while another twenty-four percent refrained from making a decision.

The most recent polling is conducted less than three weeks prior to the Republican primary in the state. Last cycle, Mace encountered a primary challenger.

Her efforts to confront the GOP establishment have provoked resentment among her fellow Republicans.

The most recent instance of this occurred last year, when Mace collaborated with seven other Republican legislators to remove Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) from his position as Speaker.

In addition to his dominant position in recent polling, Mace also appears to possess a financial advantage in the race.

The incumbent congresswoman still has more funds in the bank, despite the fact that Templeton outraised Mace in the first quarter of the year.

The Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey was conducted on May 19-21 among 400 prospective Republican primary voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district. The margin of error is 4.9 percentage points.

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