A Winthrop University poll out this week gauged South Carolinians’ opinions on a variety of topics from politics to recreational use of marijuana to race and welfare. The survey showed that Gov. Nikki Haley’s approval rating remains in the low-40s and found that U.S. Sen. Tim Scott “remains a mystery to many residents.” [P&C, CP]
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham continues to vow to block the confirmation of presidential nominees until more is heard from the families of victims of the 2012 Benghazi attack. That’s all nominees… Except for the new secretary of Homeland Security and the director of Federal Housing Finance Agency. [Politico]
The City of Charleston’s CFO Stephen Bedard said he felt “kind of like one of those kids bullied online” after the Wall Street Journal ranked Chucktown as the worst city in the nation in terms of having cash on hand to address its finances. Mayor Joe Riley criticized the story’s “sloppy process,” and said it led to the publishing of information that “would be like me writing an article about neurosurgery.” Bedard pointed to the city’s high ratings from S&P and Moody’s. [P&C, CRBJ]
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