The campaign of Gainesville radio talk show host Martha Zoller this morning is showing off an internal poll and an argument that – despite lagging in fundraising – she should be considered the frontrunner in the Republican race for the new 9th Congressional District.
According to campaign contribution reports completed Sept. 30, state Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville has $112,000 on hand for the race. Zoller will report roughly $30,000.
But her campaign says cash doesn’t tell the whole tale. Read the poll memo from the Zoller campaign here. Among its points:
– One third (32%) of [GOP] primary voters back Zoller on the ballot, compared to 20% who are supporting Collins (46% undecided, 2% refused).
– Again, Zoller performs well among core primary voting groups including tea party supporters (37% Zoller – 17% Collins), very conservative voters (37% Zoller – 24% Collins), and seniors (37% Zoller – 21% Collins).
– Zoller is up big in Hall County, leading by 19 points there (47% Zoller – 28% Collins).
The survey of 300 likely GOP primary votgers was conducted Oct. 10-11 by Public Opinion Strategies, and has an MOE of 5.66 percent.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider