The poll shows 37% of voters said they would vote for Wagner, while 23% said they would vote for businessman Paul Mango and 18% said they would vote for lawyer Laura Ellsworth.
The primary has been marked by a very aggressive ad campaign between Mango and Wagner, but most respondents, 65%, said the ads did not have a effect on who they plan to vote for.
All three of the candidates’ favorability ratings are above water, with Wagner having the most favorable rating. 36% have a favorable opinion of Wagner versus 27% unfavorable. Mango has a 33-30 favorable rating, and Ellsworth has a 19-14 favorable rating.
Despite the attack ads circulating throughout the primary, 67% of voters said they are happy with the choices for Governor.
The poll was conducted between May 4th and 8th surveying 545 Republican voters using automated telephone calls. The margin of error is 4.2%.