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Poll: Kitzhaber holds narrow lead on Richardson

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014

The race to become the next governor of Oregon appears to be tightening up with Republican hopeful Dennis Richardson closing the gap on incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber.

A Moore Information poll conducted earlier this month found Kitzhaber is favored by 45 percent of the voters, while Richardson is preferred by 41 percent. The remaining 13 percent were either undecided or liked neither candidate.

“Kitzhaber’s numerical lead on the ballot test is due to his advantage in name ID (identification),” the one-page survey states.

“Kitzhaber’s image is 51 percent favorable, 39 percent unfavorable with 7 percent having no opinion and just 2 percent unaware, compared (with) Richardson’s 20 percent favorable, 13 percent unfavorable, 24 percent no opinion and 44 percent never heard of.

“However, among voters with an opinion of both candidates, Richardson leads 54 (percent)-42 percent.”

For the complete article see the 08-22-2014 issue.

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