Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peters in trouble in the 9th district (MI-09)

Ouch. I got this in an email from the Paul Welday campaign.

In the initial trial ballot test asked before any information was provided about either candidate, Peters led Welday by only 44%-43%.  After hearing about Peters’ votes in favor of the healthcare bill, Cap and Trade, and the Obama Stimulus Package, Welday leads Peters, 44%-40%.  The survey shows Peters is very vulnerable to defeat in his campaign for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.

The results come from a telephone poll of 300 likely voters conducted by Mitchell Research & Communications, Inc. March 31st – April 1st and April 5th – 6th, 2010.  It is the first poll conducted in the district.

Mitchell is one of the better pollsters in the state.

I'd like to see the head to head polls between Rocky Raczkowski and Peters, and Gene Goodman and Peters as well for a comparison. Those wern't released. That tells me that I think this could be a "triple whammy" like what Harry Reid faces so far in Nevada. Losing against everybody.

While I support Rocky Raczkowski in this race, this poll is very encouraging for the general election. Paul Welday would do a much better job in Congress than the yesman Gary Peters.

1 comment:

Rotti said...

A recent poll done by Rocky's campaign against Welday shows this:
A poll released today by Strategic National Consulting gives Rocky a substantial lead in the Republican primary to be held on August 3, 2010.

Welday 15%
Undecided 59%

"The big undecided number makes me want to work even harder, reaching out to every voter in the district, said Rocky. "That's why we need your help even more to get the word out. So, please volunteer or make a contribution today. "

The survey used Interactive Voice Response to gather the views of 900 likely Republican primary voters and the margin of error is 3.25%.