Poll Shows Congressman David Dreier Below Majority Support: A Majority of Voters do Not Approve of the Job Dreier is Doing

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A recent poll conducted for the campaign of Russ Warner, a small businessman, father of an Iraq veteran and candidate for Congress in California's 26th district, shows Republican Congressman David Dreier falling below the crucial 50% support threshold for re-election. After voters hear biographical statements on both Warner and Dreier, the race pulls into a statistical tie.

This poll shows that voters are tired of Dreier's knee-jerk support for President Bush

A recent poll conducted for the campaign of Russ Warner, a small businessman, father of an Iraq veteran and candidate for Congress in California's 26th district, shows Republican Congressman David Dreier falling below the crucial 50% support threshold for re-election. After voters hear biographical statements on both Warner and Dreier, the race pulls into a statistical tie.

The poll was conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a respected national polling firm, with a sample size of 400 likely voters in California's 26th district.

"This poll shows that voters are tired of Dreier's knee-jerk support for President Bush," said Kristin Points, Warner's campaign manager. "Voters in this district are ready to elect someone who pursues an agenda of fiscal and diplomatic responsibility. This poll makes clear that they believe Russ Warner is the candidate more likely to deliver on the issues they care about."

Significant Findings:

  • Nearly two-thirds of voters (63 percent) disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as president, with half of all voters (50 percent) strongly disapproving.
  • By several measures, Dreier fails to reach the 50-percent threshold for support, as a majority of voters do not approve of the job he is doing and are not currently voting for him.
  • After hearing balanced statements about each of the candidates, Democrat Russ Warner pulls into a statistical tie with Dreier (44 percent to 47 percent).

Warner's 35-point June primary victory underlines how well his candidacy fits the district. A successful self-made businessman, Warner knows what it's like to balance a budget, meet a payroll and provide for a family. He has lived in the district with his wife, Kris, for 27 years. Greg, their eldest, is in the U.S. Army and served in Iraq for 17 months.

http://www.warnerforcongress.com

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