Poll: 60 Percent Say Sanford Should Resign as Governor of South Carolina

Younger people seem more upset than older ones.


By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

According to a new SurveyUSA poll (h/t pollster.com), 60 percent of South Carolina adults believe that Mark Sanford should resign as governor. A couple of interesting details: More younger Palmettans think he should resign (65 percent of those 18-34 and 72 percent of those 35-49) than do older ones (54 percent of those 50-64 and 42 percent of those over 65). In fact, a majority of South Carolinians over 65 think he should stay in office. What the poll doesn't answer is: Does the "resign" crowd think he should go because he had an affair or because he flaked out on his job?

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