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Republican challenger Katie Arrington leads Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) in the polls, garnering a majority percentage when respondents were informed of former President Donald Trump endorsing the challenger.

Arrington — who received Trump’s endorsement only two days after she made her candidacy known, in which he trashed Mace as an “absolutely terrible candidate” – leads the incumbent with 51 percent of the vote after the likely 2022 Republican primary election voters were informed Trump’s endorsement of Arrington.

After being informed of Trump’s endorsement, Mace was down by 18 points, garnering only 33 percent of the vote, with not enough undecided voters to make up the difference and out of the margin of error as only 16 percent said they were undecided.

Thus, not giving Mace’s campaign a clear path to a primary victory, according to the poll, which also shows how strong of support the former president has in South Carolina. Read more…