Cornyn Falls Behind Stockman in GOP Primary Poll
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has gained ground in his bid to unseat Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), according to a Human Events/Gravis Marketing poll released Sunday.
According to the survey, 43 percent of likely Republican primary voters favor Cornyn, while 28 percent favor Stockman. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they were unsure. The poll’s margin of error is 3.6 percent.
The survey of 729 likely Republican voters — conducted through a mix of automated and live interviews — shows a significant move toward Stockman among GOP primary voters compared with the only other poll conducted so far in the race. A Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research poll conducted immediately after Stockman’s entry into the race in December found that only 6 percent of respondents favored Stockman. Cornyn’s support has remained essentially unchanged since that poll, in which he drew support from 50 percent of respondents.
A failure by any of the primary candidates to reach 50 percent of the vote during the March 4 primary would trigger a runoff between the primary’s two top finishers.