GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is polling at 0% and that’s no joke.
Because of the state’s rules, he won’t make the cut for one of the biggest candidate forums. What’s really terrible and in excuseable is that it’s in his home state.
In order to take part in Heritage Action’s forum at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville on Sept. 18, candidates needed to have at lease 1% support in the Real Clear Politics (RCP) poll average for the month of August.
Graham’s average of 0%, spans three polls last month on RCP.
That makes him one of only three Republican presidential candidates who didn’t make the cut for the Heritage Action forum, the others being former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore and former New York governor George Pataki.
Invitations were sent to the other 14 GOP White House hopefuls, although Heritage Action has not yet announced which ones accepted, said Dan Holler, a spokesman for the conservative group in Washington.
Graham campaign spokesperson Brittany Bramell said South Carolina’s senior senator would be campaigning in Iowa on Sept. 18.
More than 10,000 people have registered to attend the sold-out forum, Holler said. The format calls for Gov. Nikki Haley to ask questions of the candidates, along with Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham and certain conservative activists that Heritage Action designates as “Sentinels.”
What do you think about this turn of events? If he can’t drum up more than 1% in his own state, do you think it’s time for him to drop out?
H/T – GreenvilleOnline