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ICYMI: Governor Jim Justice Leads on Primary, General Election Ballots for U.S. Senate in West Virginia

New polling data released this morning at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit show that Governor Jim Justice maintains a significant lead over his Primary Election opponent and would be the STRONGEST Republican candidate on the General Election ballot.

“It’s not surprising that West Virginians overwhelmingly support Governor Jim Justice for U.S. Senate. He has a strong record of tax cuts, economic growth, and conservative results. No one in West Virginia knows Alex Mooney, the RINO in this race for taking $13.5 million from the Trump-hating Club for NO Growth, but unsurprising for someone so insignificant and ineffective representing West Virginia in Congress.”

– Roman Stauffer, campaign manager for Jim Justice for U.S. Senate.

Governor Jim Justice Leading Mooney (BIG):

  • The poll shows Justice with 58 percent of the likely vote in the Republican primary for Senate, compared to Mooney’s 26 percent. Sixteen percent of Republican voters said they are not yet sure.

“In the race for U.S. Senate, Gov. Jim Justice has a strong advantage over Congressman Alex Mooney in the Republican primary and an edge over incumbent Joe Manchin in a possible General Election matchup.” – Brad McElhinnyWV MetroNews

“I expected the governor to run strongly in our MetroNews West Virginia Poll against Alex Mooney, but he also is running strong against Joe Manchin,” said Rex Repass, president of Research America, which conducted the poll.

Governor Jim Justice ONLY Republican Beating Manchin:

  • Justice has a narrower but still substantial lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin if they meet in the General Election, with Justice at 51 percent and Manchin at 38 percent. Eleven percent were not sure.
  • The polling data shows that If Manchin and Mooney are matched up, Joe Manchin is winning. In that case, 45 percent say they would vote for Manchin compared to 41 percent for Mooney.
  • It is clear that Governor Jim Justice is the STRONGEST candidate who can beat incumbent Senator Joe Manchin in West Virginia.

Polling results are according to the most recent MetroNews West Virginia Poll results released this morning at the Annual Meeting and Business Summit hosted by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

The poll included 402 interviews with registered voters across all 55 counties from August 16 to 26. The confidence level is +/- 4.9 percentage points.


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