Rep. Raul Labrador’s (R) pollster, Magellan Strategies (IVR), found in its tracking poll (Oct. 11-12; 714 Republican LVs; +/-3.66 percent) Labrador leading the primary with 37 percent, while Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) and developer Tommy Ahlquist (R) trailed with 23 and 21 percent, respectively.
Labrador was the best known of the three, according to their favorability ratings:
Labrador: 67-18 percent
Little: 57-15 percent
Ahlquist: 48-19 percent
Trump had an “87 percent approval rating, with 64 percent ‘strongly’ approving his job performance. Of those strongly approving Trump, Labrador has a 23-point lead over Little — 44 percent to 21 percent.”
“Labrador doesn’t fare as well as the voters’ second choice in the race. He would not be the second choice among Little’s and Ahlquist’s supporters, which leads to the pollster’s conclusion: ‘Overall, it appears that Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist are competing for the same voters.’” (Shoshone News-Press)