04/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Tops South Carolina Republican Senators In Poll, Despite Losing State In 2008

President Barack Obama's job approval may be eroding nationwide, but in South Carolina, a state he lost in 2008, a new poll gives him higher numbers than the state's two Republican senators.

Nearly 48 percent of adults in the Palmetto State approve of Obama's performance as president, a Winthrop University poll found. In contrast, 39.4 percent of those surveyed approve of the job Sen. Lindsey Graham is doing, while 42.6 percent approve of Sen. Jim DeMint -- one of Obama's harshest critics.

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