2010 GOP nominee Ilario Pantano leads State Sen. David Rouzer by a 2-to-1 margin according to a new poll of GOP primary voters in North Carolina’s newly drawn 7th Congressional District.
The survey, taken by Wenzel Strategies on behalf of Citizens United, shows Pantano capturing 47 percent to Rouzer’s 23 percent. Twenty-eight percent are undecided ahead of the May 8 primary.
“The more conservative the likely voter, the more likely they were to hold a favorable opinion of Pantano. Among Tea Party conservatives, 56 percent had a favorable opinion of him . . . He leads 41 percent to 19 percent for Rouzer among moderates, by a 42 percent to 25 percent margin over Rouzer among non-Tea Party conservatives,” reads the memo by Fritz Wenzel provided to POLITICO.
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