View Full Version : Poll: John Brunner Leads Republican Race For MO Governor

William Tell
07-01-2016, 09:54 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Ė A new poll commissioned by Missouri Scout may indicate the conventional wisdom surrounding the Missouri governorís race will fall by the wayside as it has in many elections this cycle.

The survey conducted by the Remington Research Group shows that businessman John Brunner leads the pack of four Republicans with 23 percent. Perhaps of more interest, it also shows Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, the presumptive front-runner, in last place with just 16 percent of the vote.

Former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway trails Brunner by just two percent, and former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has 17 percent of the vote. Twenty-five percent of Republican voters said they are still undecided.

The poll also covered most of the other statewide Republican primaries. In the lieutenant governorís race, former chair of the Missouri Club for Growth Bev Randles has a 23 to 20 percent lead on state Sen. Mike Parson, though over half of all voters are undecided in that race. Jay Ashcroft has a commanding lead over state Sen. Will Kraus with 49 percent to just 10. And finally, in the attorney generalís race, state Sen. Kurt Schaefer has a 28 percent to 21 percent lead over University of Missouri law professor Josh Hawley, though 51 percent of voters are undecided in that race as well.