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Adam Smith releases internal poll that has him with big lead over Dick Muri

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Sep. 22, 2010 at 8:19 am |
September 22, 2010 9:03 am

Adam Smith‘s reelection campaign has released a memo from its pollster that refutes a recent Survey USA/King TV poll on the 9th Congressional District race.

That poll had Republican challenger Dick Muri within three percentage points of the incumbent Democrat.

But the Smith campaign poll, conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, had Smith holding a comfortable 19 point lead. The Smith poll memo shows that Benenson interviewed 400 likely general election voters and that the poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

Of those interviewed, 54 percent said they would vote for Smith or, if initially undecided, were leaning toward voting for Smith. Pierce County Councilman Muri received the support of 35 percent of those interviewed, including leaners.

Said Smith Campaign Manager Matt Perry, “These numbers are perfectly consistent with the actual vote in the August primary election and clearly refute the accuracy of the recently conducted automated poll done by King 5.”

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