Assemblyman Jay Webber on Monday said an internal poll question showing the candidate down three points, 43%-46%, against Mikie Sherrill was asked before the campaign applied its messaging, though he declined to release the full survey or provide a post-messaging figure.
“Straight up before,” Webber said when asked about the question’s placement. “We don’t release the full details of our surveys, but you’ve got a comprehensive memo that we gave you that shows that this race is a statistical dead heat with five weeks to go.”
The portions of the 400-voter survey released by Webber’s campaign are relatively scant, providing, in addition to the above question, figures on voters’ leaning on a generic ballot and a figure showing undecided voters’ approval of President Donald Trump.
Of all voters, 49% of respondents in the internal poll said they had a favorable view of the president, while 59% of undecided voters said the same.
The poll was conducted by Adam Geller’s National Research, a top GOP polling firm.