Stephen Colbert Tops Poll to Succeed Jim DeMint in U.S. Senate

Stephen Colbert tops Public Policy Polling’s survey of the top contenders to succeed Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate.

Colbert has asked viewers to lobby for him for the post, only to be publicly rebuffed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who will appoint DeMint’s replacement. (She said that he lacked knowledge of the state beverage when she was guesting on his show).

The PPP poll showed that Colbert topped the poll with 20%, followed by Rep. Tim Scott at 15%, Jenny Sanford at 12% and Trey Gowdy at 10%.

Colbert’s favorability is underwater in the state, at 30% favorable and 32% unfavorable. Democrats and independents like him, Republicans do not.

After trying to run for president in the South Carolina primary, and creating his own SuperPAC, you got to think that Colbert will land in some kind of elective office at some point.

The complete poll results here.

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