Trafalgar’s Senior Strategist Robert Cahaly is certainly no stranger to Myrtle Beach politics. Cahaly is considered one of the brightest campaign strategists in the state of S.C. He is currently involved in the campaign, as well as, the sky-rocketing future of popular, local Horry County Councilman, Tyler Servant. Servant is sure to be a key, future leader in Horry County.
So when a poll comes out, as it did today, from the Trafalgar group, locals pay attention.
The below survey was commissioned by the Convention of States Action group. Its members advocate term limits and spending limitations on Congress and the federal government.
The poll, taken November 29th to December 30th, included more than 2,223 respondents from a random stratified selection of likely 2018 general election and primary voters.
The margin of error is +plus or minus 2.10 percentage points.
The numbers are:
SC Governor’s Race – GOP Primary
Henry McMaster 39.92%
Kevin Bryant 11.05%
Someone else 10.14%
Catherine Templeton 7.92%
Yancey McGill 3.01%
SC Governor’s Race – Democrat Primary
Phil Noble 25.47%
James Smith 20.38%
THE PASCOE PROBE MAY IMPACT THESE NUMBERS, HOWEVER
As the State News headlines recently read, SC Gov. McMaster’s former political adviser was just indicted. Will that relationship dog his election hopes?
Before his plea agreement, Richard Quinn of Richard Quinn & Associates was the top political consultant in the state of South Carolina. He is famous for representing S.C. Senators Luke Rankin and Hugh Leatherman. He has also famously represented Attorney General Alan Wilson and S.C. Governor Henry McMaster.
Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. (son of Richard Quinn) pleaded guilty to corruption charges in December, becoming the third Republican lawmaker convicted in a wide-ranging Statehouse corruption probe. Prosecutor Pascoe said the investigation is not over.
“Quinn broke the law by taking $4 million in unreported money from lobbyists on behalf of his father’s consulting firm and did their bidding,” Pascoe said.
“We’re going to find out a lot next month,” Pascoe told Judge Mullen, when asked in December why he was dropping the charges against Quinn and his son in exchange for their cooperation.