President Donald J. Trump's pollster found that Navy SEAL & former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens leads the Republican field for the US Senate by over 40 percentage points.
Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) has a nearly 40-point lead over the next closest contender in the GOP Senate primary, according to an internal survey conducted by former President Trump’s pollster.
The survey of 400 GOP primary voters, which was commissioned by the Greitens campaign, finds him at 48 percent support, followed by state Attorney General Eric Schmitt at 11 percent.
Schmitt is the only other announced candidate, but Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) pulls 9 percent support and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) clocks in at 7 percent in the poll. Twenty-six percent of GOP primary voters said they’re undecided.
The survey, conducted by Trump’s pollsters Tony Fabrizio, David Lee and Travis Tunis, also found:
Greitens’s favorability rating is at 64 percent positive and 20 percent negative.
“This is not a case of winning simply based on higher name ID,” Fabrizio wrote. “Greitens is truly the preferred choice on an even playing field.”
Trump remains hugely popular among Missouri Republicans, with 84 percent viewing him favorably.