Schmidt poll shows Schmidt ahead
The Rep. Jean Schmidt re-election campaign just put out their latest poll last night. And wouldn't you believe – it shows her in the lead.
Among likely registered voters, the poll shows the Miami Township Republican defeating GOP opponents Phil Heimlich and Tom Brinkman in the March 4th primary by wide margins:
Schmidt – 52%
Heimlich – 31%
Brinkman – 9%
The margin of error is +/- 4% for the poll, conducted by the Alexandria, Va.-based Tarrance Group on Jan. 9-10. The telephone survey includes 300 respondents.
“Obviously we are extremely pleased with the widespread support Jean is receiving from
all across the district. With just a few weeks to go it is shaping up to be a massive win,”
Bruce Pfaff, a spokesman for the Schmidt campaign, said in a release.
Pfaff told The Enquirer that the survey also quizzed respondents on name identification of the candidates, Schmidt's approval rating, whether she should be re-elected and what they think is the most important issue this election.
Those results, weren't immediately released, and according to Pfaff, won't come out "any time soon." Although, he added: "We may choose to do it next week."
So why release just part of the poll now?
Well, because the Hamilton County Republican Party is meeting tomorrow to decide which GOP candidate to endorse. At least that's what Pfaff said.
Now we'll all have to wait and see who they endorse.