According to a press release from the Wil Armstrong campaign, the CD-6 Republican candidate has pulled even with Mike Coffman in the fight to replace Tom Tancredo. According to their numbers, Armstrong polls at 32.5% compared to 33.8% for Coffman.
Given that Coffman was up by 30 points not too long ago, we have a hard time believing this poll. Click below for the full press release.
Today the Armstrong for Congress campaign released its latest poll tracking results:
Date: July 22 – 26
Ted Harvey 186 11.0
Steve Ward 141 8.4
Wil Armstrong 548 32.5
Mike Coffman 570 33.8
Undecided 239 14.2
n = 1684 MoE = 2.38%
Bruce Donisthorpe of BWD Global managed the survey. Donisthorpe noted that “these numbers are consistent with the trending we’ve seen over the last 2 weeks. Since Armstrong’s ads began to air, the undecided voters have been breaking heavily for Wil. It was just a case of raising his name ID and getting in front of voters.
“Armstrong’s message that ‘congress needs more career businessmen, not more career politicians’ is resonating. He has been very effective in framing the choice for voters.”
Armstrong’s campaign manager, Jack Stansbery, added: “Wil has been made up a lot of ground over the last 6 months. Momentum is on our side. It started with our grassroots support and the record-breaking petition drive.
“Then Wil received the endorsement of leaders such as former Governor Bill Owens, Senator Wayne Allard, Attorney General John Suthers and recently we were proud to announce Mitt Romney’s support. They all recognize that Wil’s unique, real-world experience as a successful businessman is what congress so desperately needs.
“Finally, we knew that once we got our ads on air that Wil and his message would be effective. The fact we’ve moved the numbers significantly over the last month is a testament to that.
“It’s now a dead-heat where the winner might be declared with a 2 or 3 digit margin. We are going to turn up our grassroots activity as Wil continues to take his message directly to the voters at their door and on the air”