Haley, Sheheen prepare to wait for numbers in Columbia

Haley, Sheheen prepare to wait for numbers in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Both Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen may have traveled all over the Palmetto State to get votes, but they'll both be one block away from one another tonight as the returns start to come in.

The Democrats are just one hotel over from the Republicans in Columbia.

Both Governor Haley and Senator Sheheen cast their ballots Tuesday morning before stopping off at nearby polls to meet with voters.

In the last week, the race has become essentially a rematch of 2010, now that Independent Candidate Tom Ervin suspended his campaign.

Going into today's vote, an October Winthrop Poll has Governor Haley with a 10 point lead over Sheheen, one point higher than the University's poll before the 2010 election.

Governor Haley only won that election with about 4.5 percent of the vote.

The big question this year will be whether that lead in the Winthrop poll for Governor Haley matches up with how people voted at the polls.

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