Lindsey Graham Polls Too Low To Qualify For An Event In His Own State

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Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) has performed so low in the polls, he was unable to qualify to participate in a candidate forum in his own state, according to a report Wednesday in The Greenville News.

GOP hopefuls had to have at least 1 percent in the Real Clear Politics polling average for the month of August to qualify for Heritage Action’s Sept. 18 forum in Greenville, South Carolina, according to the newspaper.

Graham was listed at 0 percent in the website’s average, according to the report.

Others who were unable to qualify for the forum included Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore and former New York Gov. George Pataki, according to the newspaper.


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