Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Schauer Jumps to 10 Pt. Lead in New Internal Poll

This is excellent news. Go get 'em Senator!

A new internal poll released today by Myers Research & Strategic Services for congressional candidate Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) shows the state Senator leading incumbent Congressman Tim Walberg by ten points, 46 to 36 percent, outside the 4.4 percent margin of error.

“This new poll confirms that Mark’s record of working with businesses and fighting for jobs is resonating with voters,” said campaign manager B.J. Neidhardt. “This race will almost certainly tighten between now and Election Day, but Mark has always run like he’s ten points behind, and that’s exactly what he’ll continue to do.”

The internal poll released today shows a net 4-point shift in Schauer’s favor since the previous Myers survey, released two weeks ago. Schauer now leads among independents by 12-points, 39 to 27 percent, and in the vote-rich Lansing Media Market, Schauer has built a 15-point lead, 48 to 33 percent. Barack Obama has also edged into a double-digit lead over John McCain in the 7th district, leading 50 to 39 percent.

Also today, the Schauer campaign released more endorsements from area Republicans. Looks like Timmeh is losing support in his own party, how sad. When you are as extreme as Walberg is, I guess that is to be expected.