Republican 1st District U.S. House candidate Matt Mowers’ campaign has been conducting polling, and while it’s being challenged as an illegal push poll by an activist supporting Mowers’ Republican primary opponent, the results show him in a strong early position in the primary race.
Early in the poll, conducted by Harper Polling, participants are asked straight up if they support Mowers or former Dover City Councilor Matt Mayberry for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas in November.
According to the polling memo, shared by the Mowers campaign, the “uninformed” results show Mowers ahead of Mayberry by a more than 10 percentage point margin.
After voters are read positive descriptions of both candidates, the “informed” voters’ results show “nearly seven in 10 Republican voters are more likely to support Mowers” and Mowers leads by 25 percentage points.
The poll shows him leading by 63 percentage points among those who describe themselves as “very conservative,” 45 percent points among registered Republicans and 59 percentage points among strong supporters of President Donald Trump.
by John DiStaso|WMUR.com | May 21, 2020 3:50 AM