April Polling Results – Fourth Congressional

May 4, 2010 by  
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SC 4th Congressional Poll Results

SC 4th Congressional Poll Results - April 2010

The results are in from our poll on the 4th Congressional District through the end of April.  As you can see the front runners in our poll has become even more clear compared to our previous poll, which had a three way tie for 2nd.

Some polling data that has been floated our way from the campaigns appears to match up with what our readers are saying (of course that is every source besides the Jeffrey campaign who is the anomaly).

What I find most interesting in this poll though is the lack of support for Jeffrey.  Her team has been flooding our website with comments, but as the case in campaigns back, just because your the loudest doesn’t mean you have all the support.

We also know that Congressman Inglis’ crew doesn’t really care for The Conservativist.  I supposedly write scurrilous things about him here, which may be deflating his support, but that does not explain the the trending from our sources.

With that said, here is a quick update on the campaigns and a few opinions, in alphabetical order.

Trey Gowdy

We have started seeing Gowdy’s television ads in the evenings and he appears to have the lead in signage placements (if you consider that a determining factor).  The tit-for-tat between Inglis & Gowdy appears to be heating up more so and with several key debates left (forums, we don’t have real debates), I only expect this to intensify.

Bob Inglis

If our polls are any indication, Inglis $43K outdoor advertising campaign is flopping.  Inglis claims he has always knocked on doors, which he has, but never to the extent he has this election cycle.  Inglis was in Boiling Springs this past Saturday.  Unfortunately, I was unable to see what kind of turn out he had at the Clock to go door knocking during the afternoon hours (Wife had places she wanted to go, couldn’t hang around an extra 15 minutes after lunch).

Christina Jeffrey

She may be the biggest whiner in the contest.  Constantly playing the victim card every time we turn around, it is getting a little old.  I guess that is common sense politics for the “Common Sense Grandma.”

The most recent is an incident the night before the Tea Parties where she claims she was prevented from attending a ticketed event and “a fix was in” comment by the organizing individual, Roan Garcia-Quintana.

We’ve heard both sides of the story and honestly, it appears the two parties need to get their panties out of a wad.  You can read about it on SCHotline, here and here, but I suggest you remember the 2008 Doug Wavel incident before continuing to read these stories.

Jim Lee

Jim Lee’s candidacy is a tough one to figure out.  Pure grassroots, little money and a big name supporter.  Col. David Hunt from FOX News came to the upstate to campaign for Lee.  Sources say it was pretty successful.

Concerning Jeffrey’s latest claims that Lee was in attendance at the alleged event above, Lee told us that was not possible.  He was hosting a dinner with Col. David Hunt that night for the duration of the event.

David Thomas

David Thomas’ campaign is out there. I have not had the opportunity to speak with him much, but he was helpful in getting me some information about an issue in Fountain Inn recently.  What most disturbs me with Thomas is his position to mandate that all new houses be equipped with a sprinkler system.  According to the Post & Courier, Thomas stated that there would be potential insurance increases on the people in the state if this mandate is not passed.

At first glance, I’m very skeptical of a sprinkler mandate, but I will be curious to see how the other campaigns take his position and run with it as an infringement on our personal liberties.

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  • http://www.rachelforjustice.com Southeast Research Group

    LOL!!!!!!! Some Poll! A small tiny internet poll with no control with few real primary voters……..In some states you would be arrested for Fraud with the political process that you are using…..Shame on you for trying to fool visitors at your Lee promoting site…..Having you consider changing careers before somebody finds out that you are loser in local politics?

  • Matt

    There are a lot of Gowdy bumper stickers around town in Spartanburg.

    Also Bob Inglis sent out a slick mailer last week that seeks to answer all the charges on his record.

  • Rhet


    A survey that is not scientifically documented or explained written up by a biased blogger.

  • http://www.theconservativist.com Gary Coats

    Southern Reasearch (Connie mac / max) and Rhet. As with other polls, we’ve never said ours were scientific. I mean, you honestly believe CJ won the original NewsRadioWord online straw poll.

    Maybe you guys should consider voting next time, if your in the district that is.

  • Turd Ferguson


    I have no issue with you running your own poll in light of your disclosure that it’s unscientific, but why don’t you give us the actual number of votes cast instead of percentages? My guess is that less than 200 total votes were cast.

  • Eddie Hall

    I totally disagree with the fact that Christina Jeffrey has been the whiner in this election. She is a fine woman who would serve the 4th Congressional District in a manner. She stands for true principles and always has and is not one who just wears the badge of conservative. She lives it.