A new poll suggests that a majority of people in South Carolina want Governor Mark Sanford to resign.
Asked whether or not the governor should resign, 69% said they wanted Sanford to step down, while only 28% wanted him to remain in office.
Fifty-eight percent said Lieutenant Gov. Andre Bauer is completely or somewhat prepared to be governor.
The results showed significant differences of opinion among the various groups polled. While 70% of women said Sanford should resign, men were slightly more forgiving: Only 66% said the governor should step down.
A larger divide separated Democrats and Republicans. While 39% of Republicans said they think the governor should remain in office, only 12% of Democrats agreed.
One question that most people agreed on was whether or not Sanford has over-shared. When asked whether his confessions have revealed too much about Sanford's personal life, 78% of Republicans, 62% of Democrats and 63% of Independents all said, yes.
Despite the majority opinion against Sanford, only half of those polled said they think his career is "finished."