DCCC Polling Memo: Rep. Joe Cunningham is in Strong Position to Win SC-01

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released polling today that shows Representative Joe Cunningham is in a strong position to win re-election to South Carolina's 1st congressional district seat against his Republican challenger, state Representative Nancy Mace.

Rep. Cunningham leads Mace by 13 points (55% to 42% with 3% undecided) in a Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (GQR) survey of 400 likely general election voters conducted in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District on behalf of the DCCC IE. Here are some of their other findings:

  • Cunningham is known by 91% of voters
  • He has a +20 point net (52% to 32%) favorability rating
    • Among Black voters, Cunningham carries a +67 points net (75% to 8%) favorability rating.
  • 58% of voters say he’s doing an excellent or good job
  • Mace’s favorability rating is down 5 points: 35% to 40%
    • Her favorability rating among Black voters is even worse (16% favorable to 52% unfavorable)
  • Voters trust Cunningham over Mace on priorities like fighting against offshore drilling (58% to 12%), bipartisanship (52% to 24%), and protecting Lowcountry seniors (50% to 26%)

These results are based on a GQR survey of 475 likely voters (400 base of likely voters and 75 oversample of African American likely voters) in South Carolina’s 1st District conducted by live interviewers calling landlines and cellphones from October 5-7th and carries a margin of error of +/- 4.5 points at a 95 percent confidence interval.


  1. K. Rader 17 October, 2020 at 22:17 Reply

    You just lost me as a subscriber. If I wanted the latest fro the dnc, I’d go directly to their website for a press release like you guys. Disappointing.

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