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Johnson Takes the Lead in New Ninth District Poll

Todd Johnson

Todd Johnson, a conservative businessman and former Union County Commissioner, now leads in the race for the Republican nomination for the Ninth Congressional District.

Likely GOP primary voters were asked for whom they would vote if the Republican Primary were held today.  31% said they would vote for Johnson or were leaning toward Johnson.  27% responded that they would vote for Congressman Robert Pittenger or were leaning toward Pittenger.  23% stated that they were supporting or leaning toward Rev. Mark Harris.

In the same poll, Johnson’s favorability / unfavorability ratings were also significantly better than Pittenger’s.  In all, Johnson is viewed by respondents favorably by 52% and unfavorably by only 8%, for a favorable / unfavorable ration of 6.2:1 (there are 6.2 people who view Johnson favorably for every one person who views him unfavorably).  Pittenger is viewed as favorable by 45% of likely voters and unfavorable by 38%, for a ratio of only 1.2:1.  Harris is regarded as favorable by 44% of those polled and unfavorable by 11%, for a ratio of 4:1.

“It’s a great feeling to know that my message of honest, principled conservative leadership is generating momentum for our campaign,” Johnson said.  “If people want a fresh start and new conservative leadership, I stand the best chance of defeating Congressman Pittenger this coming Tuesday.  I’m asking for the votes of all conservatives across the Ninth District.”

The poll of 300 likely Republican primary voters in the Ninth Congressional District was commissioned by Todd Johnson for Congress and was conducted on May 27, 2016 via live telephone interviews by Statewide Survey Research.  It has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7%.

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