Shocking news from the U. S. Senate GOP primary campaign in Missouri. Businessman John Brunner announced that a new poll (commissioned by John Brunner) shows him leading opponents Todd Akin and Sarah Steelman by a 2 to 1 margin.
Tired of being besieged by callers offering questions (or offering anything, for that matter), I listened politely to the caller explaining that he was from American Viewpoint, thanked him, said goodbye, and hung up.
I wonder how many other people are doing exactly the same thing and how many people aren't even bothering to be that polite.
(From American Viewpoint)
The following outlines the key findings from a survey commissioned by Brunner for Senate. N = 600
interviews were conducted statewide with likely GOP primary voters June 19-21, 2012. The margin of
error for the entire sample is +/- 4%.
John Brunner now has a commanding lead on the ballot test in the primary.
• Brunner leads with 40% of the vote with 20% each for Akin and Steelman, 19% of voters are still
• Brunner’s advantage is double that of his opponents vote share.
• A further signal of his command of the race is evidenced by his strong advantage with those
aware of all 3 candidates (56% of electorate) Brunner leads with 44% of the ballot, 22% for Akin,
18% for Steelman.
Brunner has the strongest statewide perceptual definition.
• Brunner’s media campaign has allowed him to achieve 78% statewide name ID, with 53% having
a favorable impression of him and only 5% having an unfavorable impression.
• 81% of voters are aware of Steelman, with 49% having a favorable impression and 15% having
an unfavorable impression. Akin’s name ID is 70% with 40% having a favorable opinion, 7%
Brunner’s message continues to connect with primary voters and separate him from the field.
• 50% of GOP primary voters now report having seen, read, or heard something recently regarding
John Brunner. Among these voters, Brunner has pushed his advantage to a commanding lead of
61% for Brunner, 18% for Akin, 13% for Steelman, 7% undecided.
• Brunner holds overwhelming advantages over Akin and Steelman on the attributes of “will work to
cut wasteful government spending and reduce the national debt”, “is a political outsider who will
change Washington”, “is a job creator who understands how to get the economy back on track,”
and “is a strong conservative who will stand up to Claire McCaskill’s and Barack Obama’s failed
John Brunner is the clear frontrunner in this race.