In our poll this month, we asked Democratic and Unaffiliated voters if they had a preference in the Democratic Primary for the US Senate nomination, and by and large they do not have a preference yet. 75 percent of voters were undecided on any of the three announced candidates.
The breakdown was:
Marshall – 14%
Lewis – 7%
Cunningham – 4%
Undecided – 75%
I do have to point out, that in fairness, this is a poll of likely general election voters, not necessarily Democratic primary voters. But at this stage, none of the candidates have made a splash.
It is somewhat surprising too how low Cunningham is in the poll given how much attention was given to his wooing by the national Democratic Party. I guess it just goes to show how little average voters pay attention to things like that.
Ultimately, this race will probably be decided by whichever candidate can raise enough money to get on TV the earliest and the heaviest. It’s wide open now, but whoever puts the first TV ad up will probably jump out to a big lead.