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.”

 

 

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