Press Release


For Immediate Release

August 22, 2012

Contact: Bruce Harvie, 520-488-5817



Poll shows McSally within 5 points of Democrat Ron Barber 


Tucson, AZ - Today, the Martha McSally for Congress campaign released a recent internal poll showing her in striking distance to unseat Congressional incumbent Ron Barber, with Barber's leading only five percentage points with 77 days left until Election Day.


The poll, conducted by OnMessage Inc. on August 7th and 8th, shows Barber with a slight lead over McSally, 50% to 45%, with 5% of voter still undecided.  


The poll also indicated almost half of voters believe Barber deserves re-election. findings indicate, 40% of voters polled say that Barber deserves another term, while 41% said it was time to give someone else a chance.


"This poll speaks to the momentum and support Martha has been receiving from around the district", said campaign manager Bruce Harvie, "voters of the 2nd Congressional District are ready for a change from the same old Washington policies that Barber supports, and they want a strong independent leader like Martha McSally fighting for them in Washington."


Full analysis of the poll is available here.


OnMessage Inc. is a national Republican polling and media firm, conducting polls for Republican candidates at both the federal and state level. In over 20 years of polling, OMI pollster Wes Anderson has conducted surveys and focus groups in every region of the country.








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