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Poll points to Trauner-Lummis race (Wyoming)
The Caspar Star Tribune ^ | January 27, 2007 | Jared Miller

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. That’s 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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TOPICS: Wyoming; Campaign News; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2008; polls

1 posted on 01/31/2008 5:48:29 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; LdSentinal; Reagan Man; Kuksool; AuH2ORepublican; GOP_Raider

This is shocking, although I expect that the Presidential race will deliver Lummis a victory.

2 posted on 01/31/2008 5:49:42 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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I think Trauner is going to max out in the low 40s. Lummis will likely win by at least 10%.

3 posted on 01/31/2008 5:57:07 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

“I think Trauner is going to max out in the low 40s. Lummis will likely win by at least 10%.”

I agree. Lummis is not Cubin, and 2006 is not 2008 (especially in WY, where the top race will be the GOP presidential candidate’s landslide win in the state, not RAT Gov. Freudenthal’s landslide reelection).

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.

4 posted on 02/01/2008 7:16:50 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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