Poll: Haley has slight lead over Sheheen

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - South Carolina will be selecting a new governor on Election Day.

A new survey says Republican Nikki Haley has a 9 percentage point lead over her opponent Democrat Vincent Sheheen. The Winthrop University poll shows Haley holding a lead of 46 percent to 37 percent among likely voters. The poll also shows that 13 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

The forecast is a little more clean for Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint. He leads Democratic challenger Alvin Greene by a 58 percent to 11 percent in the same poll. Green Party candidate Tom Clements outpolls Greene at 13 percent.

The poll was surveyed more than 700 people and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percent.

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