Saturday, April 19, 2008
Myers Poll Shows Two-Man Race In 7th District
A new internal poll released by the campaign of Dr. Woody Myers suggests the race for the Democratic nomination in the 7th District congressional race has become a two-man race between Myers and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson. According to the poll conducted April 13-15, Myers is trailing Carson 34%-28%. State Rep. David Orentlicher placed third in the poll with 13%, while State Rep. Carolene Mays came in fourth with 7%, with another 18% undecided. The Myers poll, which was conducted by Global Strategy Group, found that Carson's support had fallen 11 percentage points from an earlier poll conducted shortly after the March 11 special election, which Carson won over State Rep. Jon Elrod (R) with 54% of the vote. Myers, on the other hand, raced passed Orentlicher, going from 11% to 28%, after launching a huge media buy in the district. Myers' campaign is also pleased that their candidate is the top second choice for both Carson's and Orentlicher's supporters. The poll found that Carson was viewed favorably by 70% of the poll's respondents. The poll has an error rate of plus or minus 4.9%.