A new poll shows former state Sens. Debbie Lesko (R) and Steve Montenegro (R) are tied at 21 percent in a new poll ahead of the Feb. 27 special primary for former Rep. Trent Franks’ (R) seat. The IVR survey (Feb. 1; 400 LVs; 4.9%) was conducted by OH Predictive Insights. Former Trump appointee Phil Lovas (R) took third place with 12 percent and former state Rep. Bob Stump (R) took fourth place with 10 percent.
“Lesko has the highest favorables at 54 percent amidst her campaign’s decision to begin TV ads on Fox News. Montenegro has gained 20 points from early December after garnering endorsements from Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Senator Ted Cruz,” pollster Mike Noble said in a statement. (release)