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Internal polls show Teague, Pearce close
Internal polls released by Harry Teague’s campaign show the freshman Democrat is roughly even with Steve Pearce in the 2nd Congressional District race. The move to release the poll came after a taunt by the National Republican Campaign Committee when news came out that Teague’s campaign was polling.
The poll released by the campaign found that Teague is ahead of Pearce 47 percent to 46 percent; well within the margin of error +/- 4.4 percent margin of error of the poll.
“Were the poll results he got back this quarter confirmation that everyone is right in thinking that he is a one-term wonder?” NRCC spokeswoman Joanna Burgos said in a statement to media on Wednesday after news that Teague was polling his district came out.
The only independent poll on the campaign, by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm, showed Pearce leading Teague by two percent.
“Today, Teague is in a better position for re-election, better known and viewed more positively than he was in August 2009,” David Beattie, the pollster that did the polling for the campaign, wrote in his polling memo.
The poll by Hamilton Campaigns was of 500 likely voters and had a 4.4-point margin of error. An internal poll by Steve Pearce in January showed that Pearce led Teague by four percentage points