The first public poll released in the Seventh Congressional District shows Horry County Republican Tom Rice holding a comfortable lead over Georgia Democrat Gloria "The Green Quitter" Tinubu.
According to the poll conducted by Winthrop University, Rice holds nearly a thirteen point lead, leading Tinubu with 49% to Tinubu's 36%. As this district is not on the radar screen for the national parties, we suspect this poll paints a pretty accurate picture of where the race stands.
While Rice and Tinubu both scored strong run-off wins in June, Tinubu has struggled to make headway with the district's large bloc of GOP-leaning coastal voters. When you have a record of crashing colleges, alleging racism in the Olympics, opposing higher standards for education and suing airlines for losing elections because you bumped your head, voters just might not get the stuff you're shoveling.
It probably didn't help that Tinubu has aligned herself with every far-left group under the sun while running for a district with a modest GOP lean.
Maybe Tinubu thinks Seventh District voters are dumb, but apparently they're not. As such, expect Rice to roll to a comfortable win a month from now.
We're just wondering where she'll go next?