Republican 3rd District Congressional candidate Adrian Smith today released a poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for his campaign over September 9-10 and 12, 2006. The poll queried 400 likely 3rd District voters, and had a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.
Adrian Smith (R) – 51%
Scott Kleeb (D) – 24%
Undecided – 24%
Name Recognition / Favorable / Unfavorable
Adrian Smith – 74% / 36% / 13%
Scott Kleeb – 47% / 18% / 5%
“Regardless of which candidate you are voting for, which political party would you prefer see control the United States House of Representatives?”
Republican – 58%
Democrat – 30%
Many Dems (such as Bob Kerrey) were expecting the brainy/movie star/cowboy Kleeb to be their knight in shining armor. This seems not to be. With the President’s polls rising, and the 3rd still solidly GOP, Smith just needs to not trip over himself through Election Day.
Leavenworth Street doesn’t really care to argue about the merits of the poll itself here. It’s by a reputable company and it’s results aren’t terribly surprising. We take into account that it was done for one candidate, but certainly don’t discount it because of that.