SC Gov: Democrat Vince Sheheen Pulls within 4 Points of Palin’s GOP-Tea Party Pick

Vincent Sheheen
Vincent Sheheen
Here’s unexpected good news. A new poll [PDF] in South Carolina shows a tightening in the governor’s race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has closed in on Palin/tea bagger favorite Nikki Haley, 41 percent to 45 percent — 13 percent undecided.

Haley has been seen as a rising star on the fringe right because of her association with Sarah Palin, whose endorsement helped her in the GOP primary.

Sheheen’s surge comes on the heels of word that conservatives in this fire-engine-red red state were organizing against Haley: