UPDATED 1:55 PM PT – Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Rep. Nancy Mace (R) bests former President Donald Trump endorsed Katie Arrington (R), for South Carolina’s first congressional district by six percent.
On Monday night, Mace and Arrington faced off on offshore drilling, the issue that was a hallmark of Arrington’s losing 2018 bid, during which she argued both in favor of and against the practice.
“If there was oil off our coasts, there would be rigs, they would have been there a long time ago,” Arrington voiced.
In a Trafalgar survey from may 26 to may 29, about 46 percent of Republican voters said they would vote for Mace. These numbers represent GOP primary voters in the first district, which includes Charleston, Beaufort, Bluffton and other parts of the picturesque Palmetto Lowcountry.
“I am conservative before I am Republican,” Mace said. “I have the record to back it up. My opponent simply can’t tell the truth, and maybe it’s she just can’t handle the facts.”
Nearly 41 percent of Republican voters said they would vote for Arrington. Thirteen percent of Republican voters were undecided who to cast their vote for in the election.
New: Poll of 556 likely #SC01 GOP primary voters shows U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace with narrow lead over Katie Arrington by 5.9 pts >>>
– Mace: 46.4%
– Arrington: 40.5%
– Undecided: 13.1%
**Poll by The Trafalgar Group carries margin of error of plus or minus 4.1% #scpol #scnews pic.twitter.com/3we1nx1C6z
— Caitlin Byrd (@MaryCaitlinByrd) June 1, 2022
The two face off on Tuesday, June 14. Early voting for partisan primary elections across South Carolina began on Tuesday.