With seven weeks left in the 2016 campaign season, Sumter mayor Joe McElveen continues to receive overwhelming support in his bid for a fifth term in office from readers of the Sumter Citizen, results released today indicate.
The poll was open to all readers from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21, and its results closely resemble those of the initial poll conducted two weeks ago. In the recent poll, McElveen garnered 71.4 percent of the votes cast, easily leading in the three-man race. Between the two other candidates, Retired Air Force major general William “Dutch” Holland received 24.2 percent support while entertainer and recording artist Charlie Jones received 4.4 percent.
In the first survey, McElveen received 62.2 percent of the online votes cast, followed by Holland, with 32.7 percent of the vote and Jones with 5.1 percent support.
As has been pointed out with all of the pervious readers’ polls, it should be noted that the Sumter Citizen online poll should not be confused to be a scientific survey, but rather a snapshot gauge of the social media activity of each candidate’s supporters. These polls can be reflective of the amount of grassroots support each campaign currently has, which can have a significant impact on the final results when voters cast their ballots, but should not be seen as prognostications of the November general election.
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