According to the poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, Wagner leads both Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth. 50.2% of Republicans said they would vote for Wagner in the primary, while 23.6% chose Mango and 9.4% said they would vote for Ellsworth. 16.8% of respondents were undecided.
Both Wagner and Mango’s numbers improved from the previous internal poll from the Wagner campaign. Since the last internal poll, Wagner improved 5 points, while Mango improved 8 points.
Internal polls should always be taken with a grain of salt. Campaigns usually commission a complete poll and only release the most favorable results. They are often used to ward off potential challengers, win over donors, and consolidate support within the party early in the election cycle. In a recent poll from Susquehanna Research & Polling reported on by ABC27 showed Wagner leading Mango 19% to 16%. PoliticsPA reached out to Susquehanna for a copy of the poll.
PoliticsPA requested a full copy of the poll results.
McLaughlin & Associates, who conducted the poll, are a survey research and strategic services company based in Alexandria, Virginia. The poll surveyed 500 likely Republican voters, between April 2nd and 3rd. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percent.