New poll suggests a Stocker-Jacobs primary could be competitive

A poll conducted by several local Republicans last week suggests that a 60th State Senate district primary could be competitive. The poll surveyed 3,000 likely Republican primary voters; 39% committed for Kevin Stocker; 34% committed for Chris Jacobs; and 27% were uncommitted.

The same poll asked those Republican primary voters whom they plan on voting for in next year’s presidential nominating contest. The results seem to mirror national trends, with the exception of a curiously high level of support for the likely Democrat nominee. Donald Trump (29%); Ben Carson (14%); Marco Rubio (13%); Hillary Clinton (11%); and 28% were undecided.

The two Republicans are well liked in the district, though Stocker is thought to be a stronger supporter of the second amendment and Jacobs is thought to have the backing of party headquarters.

Jacobs has raised the issue of an earlier bar closing time. The poll asked about the issue: 49% of respondents say they would like to see an earlier closing time; 35% say they would not want to see an earlier closing time; and 15% were undecided.

Asked if they would vote on the issue, only 14% said they would. Those that will vote on the issue are overwhelmingly against an earlier closing time. Of all respondents 53% were male and 47% were female.

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