Bryce ahead or tied with possible opponents, including former Congressman
RACINE, WI – A poll conducted by Global Strategy Group on April 12 shows Randy Bryce is poised to win Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. An ironworker, veteran, and cancer survivor, Bryce edges out a generic Republican challenger, 42-41, according to the poll. Bryce also beats rumored Republican candidate Samantha Kerkman by a 5 point margin, and Bryce is in a dead heat with another rumored Republican candidate, former Congressman Mark Neumann, 42-42. The poll also found Bryce ahead of the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Robin Vos, by a margin of 42-40. Vos announced this morning he would not enter the race to replace Speaker Ryan.
Bryce has built a very strong, grassroots campaign. He currently has $2.5 million on hand, and the campaign has over 200 volunteer leaders who are already active and organizing in their communities. Bryce has also been airing TV ads in the District for nearly 2 months.
“Paul Ryan’s seat is well-within Randy’s grasp,” said Matt Canter of Global Strategy Group. “We tested him against well known possible Republican challengers and, in each case, he was ahead or in a dead-heat. This district may have been gerrymandered in Ryan’s favor, but it’s clear that the anti-Republican wave sweeping the nation and Bryce’s strong campaign are putting this seat very, very much in play.”
The poll also found that First District voters disapprove of the President by a 15 point margin (56-41). This is a dramatic swing, given that the President won the district by 10 points in 2016. Disapproval of the President in the district has steadily risen since Global Strategy Group first polled in August and December of last year. More details available here.