Rep. Mace leads Katie Arrington in Trafalgar poll

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Republican Nancy Mace talks to supporters during her election night party in Mount Pleasant, S.C. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, posted a video of obscenities that she said had been spray-painted on her Charleston-area home over the Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Republican Nancy Mace talks to supporters during her election night party in Mount Pleasant, S.C. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, posted a video of obscenities that she said had been spray-painted on her Charleston-area home over the Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

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UPDATED 1:55 PM PT – Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Rep. Nancy Mace (R) topped Trump-endorsed Katie Arrington (R) for South Carolina’s First Congressional District by 6 percent. 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.

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.  

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.

The two face off on Tuesday, June 14. Early voting for partisan primary elections across South Carolina began on Tuesday.

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