OH-05: New Poll - Buehrer (R) Has Momentum Against Latta (R)
The Club for Growth is touting new polling that they say shows State Sen. Steve Beuhrer (R-Delta) passing State Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) with one week to go before the 5th Congressional District special primary, although the difference between the candidates is still within the poll's margin of error.
Here are the results from three polls, showing undecided voters moving into the Buehrer column as the campaign goes along:
Each of these three polls interviewed 300 likely GOP primary voters, with a margin of error of +/- 5.66%. The polls were conducted by Basswood Research on September 19, 2007, October 15, 2007, and October 27-28, 2007.
In the most recent poll, among voters who have an opinion of both of the candidates, Buehrer is favored by 37% compared to 33% for Latta, 7% for others, and 23% undecided.
The poll also asked voters whether a Congressional candidate's vote on the 2003 budget, characterized as "includ[ing] record tax and spending increases," would affect their vote. A majority said it would, with 32% calling it a major factor and 47% a small factor. A minority said it was no factor (14%) or didn't know (14%).