Tue April 24, 2012
Internal Poll Shows Massie Leading Packed Primary
Republican congressional candidate Thomas Massie released an internal poll showing him leading the crowded primary race for Kentucky's Fourth Congressional seat.
The poll of approximately 800 likely voters conducted by Wenzel Strategies shows Massie up by 10 points over state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, who comes in second. Massie gobbles up 32 percent, Webb-Edgington has 22 percent and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore finishes third with 17 percent. The other four GOP candidates come in with single-digit numbers among them approximately 800 likely GOP voters.
From Wenzel Strategies:
The survey shows Massie leads in all regions of the district except Louisville, where he and Webb-Edgington are tied at 19% support. Massie also leads among men and women. He also leads among self-identified TEA Party conservatives, which comprised 55% of the survey sample. Among TEA Party conservatives, Massie wins 42%, compared to 18% for Webb-Edgington and 12% for Moore.
The release of the poll coincides with two key endorsements announced by Webb-Edgington earlier this week. The former state trooper unveiled nods from incumbent Congressman Geoff Davis, who is retiring, and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, who held the seat for six-terms.
But the Massie campaign doesn't appear fazed and observers continue to tout the Lewis County Judge-Executive's Tea Party credentials and ties to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who many are speculating will reveal his support in the race before Election Day.