Thursday, September 2, 2010

CD8 Poll: Tight Race Between Giffords and Kelly

Posted By on Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 12:18 PM

A new poll commissioned by the American Action Forum shows that Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is in a tight race with Republican challenger Jesse Kelly in Congressional District 8.

The poll of 400 CD8 likely voters, with a margin of error of 4.9 percent, shows that 46 percent of voters were supporting Giffords and 46 percent were supporting Kelly.

“This poll confirms what I have been hearing directly from the voters as I walk door-to-door,” Kelly said in statement. “Gabrielle Giffords has lost touch with Southern Arizona and is no longer working for the residents of her district. She is more interested in bailing out Wall Street than she is in bringing jobs to Arizona. Voters support our plans to grow the economy and to implement real solutions that will lower the cost of healthcare coverage.”

Team Giffords pointed out that the group that the American Action Forum is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s 2008 policy chief. In addition, the board of the organization includes Fred Malek, a major fundraiser for McCain; GOP Sen. Norm Coleman; Jeb Bush; and several Bush cabinet members.

Anne Hilby, spokeswoman for the Giffords campaign, says the organization appears to be “George W. Bush’s cabinet sprinkled with John McCain’s top consultants.”

“Jesse Kelly labeled Medicare a waste, he wants to eliminate Social Security and he called for a 23 percent sales tax that would raise taxes on 80 percent of working families in order to lower them for millionaires," Hilby added. "Elections are about choices and when Southern Arizonans get to know Jesse Kelly, the choice before them in November will be crystal-clear.”

The poll was one of many released by the American Action Forum in districts in Western states. It also showed that 52 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Giffords, compared to 41 percent were viewed her unfavorable; 33 percent viewed Kelly favorably, compared to 25 percent who viewed him unfavorably.

You can check out the poll yourself:

AAF_AZ_08_Memo.pdf

AZ_08_Toplines.pdf

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