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SC’s Graham qualifies for Oct. 28 undercard debate with new poll


U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, will take the stage for another nationally televised GOP presidential debate after registering 1 percent support in a poll released Tuesday.

The latest results, in a CNN/ORC poll, mean Graham meets the qualifications for candidates to participate in CNBC’s 6 p.m. “undercard” debate for Republican presidential candidates, to be held Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo.

The event for lower-tier candidates will be held before an 8 p.m. debate among candidates who average at least 2.5 percent in major national polls between Sept. 17 and Oct. 21.

Using humor to build on his foreign policy prowess, Graham was considered the winner of the last undercard Republican debate, held in September.