Along with direct mail and TV ads, Liberty Principles PAC has commissioned surveys on three of their candidates: State Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd District), Republican candidate for State Rep. Mark Batinick (97th District), and candidate for Maine Township Republican Committeeman Charlene Foss-Eggemann.
The surveys were conducted by the Florida-based firm of Fabrizio Lee, which was the firm that tabulated the CPAC straw poll this past weekend.
The survey results are as follows:
42nd HOUSE DISTRICT
Conducted March 6. | Sample: 300 Likely GOP Primary Voters | Margin of Error: +/- 5.7%
- Jeanne Ives 46
- Adam Johnson 18
NOTE: Ives Favorable to Unfavorable rating is nearly 3.5 to 1 (48 Fav to 14 Unfav) as compared to Johnson’s, which is less than 2:1 (18 Fav to 10 Unfav). Ives is over 50% in the head-to-head with 3 of last 3 GOP primary voters.
97th HOUSE DISTRICT
Conducted March 6-8 | Sample: 300 Likely GOP Primary Voters | Margin of Error: +/- 5.7%
- Mark Batinick 36
- Richard Chapman 12
- Amanda Mancke 11
NOTE: When the race was first surveyed January 27-28, it was Batinick 19, Chapman 11, Mancke 6. According to the survey there is no gender gap in Batinick’s support as he leads by 22 points among men and 26 points among women. Batinick leads the field among self-identified Republicans by 32 points and among self-identified Independents by a 26-18 over Mancke.
MAINE TOWNSHIP GOP COMMITTEEMAN
Conducted March 6-8 | Sample: 300 Likely GOP Primary Voters | Margin of Error: +/-5.7%
- Charlene Foss-Eggemann 40
- Carol Teschky 19
NOTE: When the race was first surveyed on January 28-29 it was Carol Teschky leading 21-16. At that time Teschky had a favorable/unfavorable rating of 11/2. Foss-Eggemann’s favorable/unfavorable rating was 11/3. Fast-forward to the current survey and there has been a seismic shift. Teschky’s favorable/unfavorable rating now stands at 16/23 whereas Foss-Eggemann’s is 34/2. Foss-Eggemann leads 43-16 with Definite voters, 45-19 with conservatives, 45-19 with tea party supporters, 46-20 with Republicans and 48-21 with 3 of 3 primary voters. Among voters who have heard of both candidates (51% of overall sample) Foss-Eggemann leads 57-14. Among voters who have an opinion of both candidates (26% of overall sample) Foss-Eggemann leads 79-13.