Bridenstine Campaign Announces Internal Polling Results
An Automated Phone Poll Conducted by the Bridenstine Campaign Indicates the First District Congressional Race Is Currently A Dead Heat.
Tulsa, OK, May 23, 2012: The Jim Bridenstine campaign conducted an automated-phone poll on the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2012. Results of the poll indicate that the First District Congressional race between Lt. Commander Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa, and Congressman John Sullivan, also of Tulsa, is a statistical dead heat.
The survey was completed by 647 randomly selected, very likely First District voters, yielding a margin of error of 3.79%. The breakdown by candidate was as follows:
- John Sullivan–221 (34.16%)
- Jim Bridenstine–213 (32.92%)
- Undecided 213–(32.92%)
The survey was conducted by J. David Weston, a campaign consultant advising the campaign.
Challenger Pleased With Results
Bridenstine, who is currently a Lt. Commander in the Naval Reserves, was upbeat about the survey results. “We’ve assembled a great team and we’re excited about the momentum that we have with less than five weeks to go. Having caught him so early, it appears our message of conservative leadership is resonating.”
The campaign believes that the First District race may join the growing list of primaries nationwide, like Indiana and Nebraska, where challengers are defeating incumbents, or more established candidates.