Boyd campaign slams poll showing Lee leading GOP gov’s race

The Randy Boyd campaign is unimpressed by a poll suggesting Bill Lee is leading the Republican primary contest for governor by 6 percentage points.

“No one should fall for a deeply-flawed poll cooked up at the 11th hour by some unknown pollster,” said Boyd campaign CEO Chip Saltsman.

It’s not the first time Saltsman has railed against the methodology of a poll promoting one of Boyd’s GOP rivals. In March he charged that a poll touted by the Diane Black campaign showing her with a 14-point lead over Boyd was “bogus.” Saltsman used that same term to describe the new JMC Analytics poll.

Here’s the full statement from Saltsman.

“No one should fall for a deeply-flawed poll cooked up at the 11th hour by some unknown pollster.

​The sample is wrong and the methodology is way off. ​Not sure who paid for this bogus poll – but it looks like just a publicity stunt by the Lee campaign to try and artificially create some momentum.

There will likely be many more fake polls floating around, but our numbers show Randy in the lead statewide – winning in East Tennessee, winning in West Tennessee, and very competitive in Middle.

Obviously, with so many undecided voters left, anything can happen, but we feel very good about where we are 10 days out from Primary Day.

Thanks to Randy’s hard work, we have the best grassroots ground game which is making a big difference – and without question, we have the candidate most experienced and best prepared to lead our state as our next Governor.”

 

 

4 Responses to Boyd campaign slams poll showing Lee leading GOP gov’s race

  • Tennessee Jed says:

    Well it now looks like Chip had reason to call the 14 point lead poll bogus. I am guessing Boyd’s internal polling shows him performing better than Lee. Though internal polls are deeply flawed in their own right.

  • Ragtop83 says:

    If this is true why did I just see a Randy Boyd ad attacking Lee? You don’t attack when you’re leading unless you are a terrible strategist

  • Chucks says:

    Boyd’s always been number one or tied for number one within the margin of error in all these polls. But it’s Black and Lee that have switched places DURING early voting. That’s good for Boyd, bad for everyone else. Y’all can’t avoid the Boyd.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Eight more years of the inspired leadership by centrist Republicans while the majority of Republicans are conservative. So long as every 250 conservatives insist on their very own private candidate instead of unifying behind one like the centrists do almost every election we conservatives “. . .can’t avoid the Boyd” nor a reasonable facsimile thereof nor do we deserve to.

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