Pueblo Politics: Grijalva leads McClung by 7 points in new poll

2010-09-29T15:44:00Z Pueblo Politics: Grijalva leads McClung by 7 points in new pollAndrea Kelly Arizona Daily Star
September 29, 2010 3:44 pm  • 

Republican Ruth McClung is trailing Rep. Raúl Grijalva by seven points according to a poll done for her campaign and released Wednesday.

The poll, the only one released on the district so far, shows 42 percent said they support Grijalva in the Congressional race, while 35 percent support McClung. That left 23 percent of voters undecided. The District is composed of 142,283 registered Democrats, 75,437 registered Republicans, and 103,750 independent voters.

McClung’s campaign hailed the results in a news release, saying the race is “up for grabs.”

“It’s now clear that a huge percentage of the voters in CD7 are tired of Mr. Grijalva and his antics,” she said in the release, which noted he’s been re-elected with more than 60 percent of the vote in his past two election cycles.

“Voters are tired of politicians who put their own interests ahead of their constituents,” McClung said in the release. “Mr. Grijalva’s boycott of his home state, his failed economic policies and his indifference to the voters is catching up with him.”

Grijalva’s campaign did not immediately respond to the results.

American Political Consultants surveyed 450 voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4.3 percent. 

The polling company’s website does not include a list of other clients, but says it “was established to support Pro-Life and Pro-Family candidates for public office.”

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