A poll by SurveyUSA of 500 adults — not voters — in South Carolina indicates that 60 percent of the state’s residents think Gov. Mark Sanford should resign.
His former press secretary thinks so, too. “No man is bigger than a movement, and as much as it pains me to say it the best thing Mark Sanford can do for the reform movement in South Carolina right now is to step down,” Will Folks wrote on his bog, FITS.
The poll in question was sponsored by WCSC-TV of Charleston. Margin of error is 4.4 percent. Slightly two-thirds said he didn’t “have the right” to take a vacation without informing the public of his absence.
Even more, 77 percent, said Sanford had no right to disappear without informing his staff.
The poll shows the grip that Sanford’s disappearance has had on the state since word leaked out that he hadn’t been at work for several days. Two-thirds said they watched or listened to the governor’s press conference in the state capitol, in which he confessed to an adulterous affair with a woman in Argentina.
And 82 percent said the incident would hurt, if not end, Sanford’s political career.
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