“Josh Mandel is not only an American patriot who has toured Iraq twice, but he is also a strong constitutional conservative who believes in limited government, balanced budgets, low taxation and choice of school. parents, ”David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth PAC, said in a statement.
The approval could be a big boost for Mandel in what is expected to become an expensive and crowded primary. Timken is the only other nominated candidate and has already run television commercials on Fox News since the launch of her candidacy. Several others are considering the race, including businessmen Mike Gibbons and Bernie Moreno, State Senator Matt Dolan, and Reps Steve Stivers and Warren Davidson, among others.
Several potential candidates could invest their own funds in their offers, which would make the primary even more expensive. Mandel started with over $ 4 million in his campaign account in previous elections.
In one survey conducted by WPA Intelligence in early February on behalf of the Club, Mandel had 38% support among GOP primary voters, while Stivers had 11% and Timken 6%. More than a third of voters were undecided. The early poll is probably significantly based on identifying the name, like Mandel, who at appeared sure a statewide ballot in Three different elections, is much better known than other potential candidates.
The poll showed Mandel had 69% name identity among primary voters, 42% seeing him favorably and only 9% seeing him unfavorably. Stivers was the second best-known contestant, followed by Timken and Gibbons, all of whom had positive ratings but were largely unknown.
WPA Intelligence polled 509 probable GOP primary voters from February 1-3, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.