Houston, TX – A new poll released today by the Hunt campaign shows a competitive race in the 7th District between incumbent Lizzie Fletcher and challenger Wesley Hunt. Fletcher and Hunt are in a statistical tie with Fletcher holding a slim 2% point lead, well within the margin of error of 4%. It also shows Hunt with a stronger favorability margin than Fletcher and possessing a more enthusiastic base of support.
Polling memo with more details can be found here.
This news comes on the heels of Thursday’s announcement that Hunt out-raised Fletcher by a more than 2 to 1 margin in the 3rd fundraising quarter. Hunt Campaign Manager Jim Hilk released the following statement along with the poll.
“This survey demonstrates that Lizzie Fletcher is in serious trouble here in the 7th District. Her refusal to stand up for Houston’s energy jobs or demonstrate any independence from Nancy Pelosi has voters looking for a change in representation,” said Hilk. “Despite relentless false attack ads from Pelosi and Fletcher’s dark money allies smearing combat veteran Wesley Hunt, voters are rejecting Fletcher’s record of intense partisanship and empowering the worst aspects of the Washington swamp. We’re confident that if voters continue to hear our positive message, Wesley Hunt will be victorious on November 3rd.”