February 22, 2018 | Press Release
HAGEDORN WITH COMMANDING LEAD IN CD 1 RACE
Lead exceeds 30 percent among every major demographic group; double digit margin in Rochester
Blue Earth, Minnesota – Recent polling conducted by the Friends of Hagedorn Committee shows likely First Congressional District Republican primary voters prefer Jim Hagedorn over his potential primary election opponent Carla Nelson by 33 points, a 54-21 percent margin (Click here for memo.)
The poll further indicates a 44 percent lead for Hagedorn among self-described “very conservative” voters, a 37 percent lead for Hagedorn among female voters, and similar sized margins among senior citizens and pro-life voters, two voting groups with high Republican primary election turnout histories.
“While all polls are just a snapshot in time, we’re pleased that the hard work of our campaign is paying off and that likely Republican primary voters support our message of government reform, a ‘peace through strength’ foreign policy, protection of our borders, tax cuts, welfare reform, and expanding agricultural exports,” said Hagedorn.
The poll also indicated Hagedorn leading Nelson by an 11-point margin in the Rochester media market, with a huge 64 point lead in Mankato, and leads of 21, 36, and 43 percent in the other three media markets within the district.
“These results clearly indicate primary voters are responding to our efforts to unite the Republican Party behind our campaign, win the primary and general elections, and defend the views and values of southern Minnesotans,” concluded Hagedorn.
METHODOLOGY: The sample size for the survey is 412 likely Republican Primary voters in Minnesota Congressional District 1 and the margin of error is +/-4.8%. Responses were gathered via landline and mobile phone interviews conducted by live callers at a professional call center. The survey was conducted February 19 – 20, 2018 by Harper Polling. The total percentages of responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
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