A new survey released by the Tsongas campaign shows Nikki Tsongas with a strong lead in the Democratic primary scheduled in September to replace Martin Meehan. The Lowell Sun is reporting that the Tsongas poll results as
In the poll conducted Sunday, Tsongas drew support from 36 percent of the 501 likely primary voters questioned.
Tsongas was followed by Donoghue with 13 percent; Acton state Rep. Jamie Eldridge, 12 percent; Andover state Rep. Barry Finegold, 10 percent; and Wilmington state Rep. James Miceli, 4 percent. Twenty-five percent were undecided. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The poll, by Tom Kiley, was a tracking poll that certainly produced different results than one recently done by the Donoghue campaign. It of course produced the usual round of responses from the competing campaigns, with the Donoghue folks calling it a “push poll”, while Eldrige and Finegold dismissed surveys and pointed to issues dominating the campaign as central to the result. Read the full Lowell Sun story at this link.
I have endorsed Eileen Donoghue in this race.
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