Since we polled Senate President Marc Basnight’s district a couple of weeks ago, we thought it was only fair that we poll House Speaker Joe Hackney’s as well, and Hackney is faring much better than Basnight.
Basnight led challenger Hood Richardson by a mere 10 points, whereas Hackney is leading Cathy Wright by 16 points (53%-37%).
To be fair to Wright, Hackney’s district is much more Democratic leaning, rating a D+7 on the NCPI scale (Basnight’s is a D+1).
Hackney’s favorability rating is at +19 (36% fav, 17% unfav) — almost identical to that of Basnight’s in his district (+17).
The one hiccup for Hackney is the same we see in just about every district that we’ve polled, when looking at the most likely voters (those who say they are a 10 out of 10 likely to vote), Hackney’s lead shrinks to just six points 49-43.
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