Thursday, September 14, 2006
Ellsworth Tops Hostettler In Poll
Eighth District Democratic candidate Sheriff Brad Ellsworth is leading incumbent Rep. John Hostettler according to a WISH-TV poll. Ellsworth is favored by a 44%-40% margin. Independents are making a big difference in the race. According to the poll results, Ellsworth is favored by 52% of those who identified themselves as independents. The telephone poll of 400 likely voters was conducted Sept. 5-8 by Maryland-based Research 2000 the AP reports. It's interesting that the poll results for both the 8th and 9th District races show the incumbents with just 40% support. Incumbent congressional candidates with numbers that low almost always lose unless there's a strong third party candidate. Neither race features a strong third party challenger.