Skip to comments.Poll points to Trauner-Lummis race (Wyoming)
Posted on 01/31/2008 5:48:28 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
The general election race for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat could be another nail-biter, a new Casper Star-Tribune poll shows.
Democrat Gary Trauner, the Teton County businessman who narrowly lost to Rep. Barbara Cubin in 2006, is in a statistical tie with former state treasurer Cynthia Lummis, a Republican, the results show.
The poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18-21, surveyed 625 registered voters from across the state who said they regularly vote in Wyoming state elections. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
If the election were held now, Trauner would receive 41 percent of the vote, while Lummis would get 40 percent, the poll showed. The remaining 19 percent of voters said they were undecided.
Both candidates registered strong name recognition among potential voters.
Trauner, 47, had 80 percent voter name recognition. Thats even better than 76 percent name recognition he had in a Star-Tribune poll conducted less than a month before the 2006 general election.
Lummis, who was recognized by 70 percent of the voters in the recent poll, is by far the best known Republican candidate.
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This is shocking, although I expect that the Presidential race will deliver Lummis a victory.
I think Trauner is going to max out in the low 40s. Lummis will likely win by at least 10%.
“I think Trauner is going to max out in the low 40s. Lummis will likely win by at least 10%.”
I hope the Democrats spend a ton of money in WY; every dollar they spend there is a dollar that won’t be spent in OR, CO, NV or NM.