Angle Opens Up 13 Point Lead

By: Minuteman Media


Minuteman PAC could make it Three in a Row with Nevada Win


CONTACT: Brett Farley (866) 407-4258
Rick Shaftan, Neighborhood Research (973) 726-8114

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 11, 2006) – A tracking poll of 306 likely or definite Republicans who plan or who have already voted in the hot Nevada 2nd Congressional District Primary show that Minuteman PAC endorsed candidate Sharron Angle has opened up a 13 point lead over second place candidate Dawn Gibbons.

Angle led the five way contest with 33 percent of the vote, followed by Gibbons at 21 percent and Secretary of State Dean Heller at 19 percent. 27 percent of respondents were undecided.

23 percent of those surveyed had already voted and 43 percent had voted for Angle, 29 percent for Gibbons and 28 percent for Heller.

Angle has gained 14 points since a prior survey completed on July 26 and 27. That survey showed Heller leading with 24 percent followed by Gibbons with 22 percent and Angle at 19 percent.

Overall, Heller dropped 5 points in two weeks and Gibbons 1.

Among the 57 percent of voters favorable to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Angle led with 42 percent versus 21 percent for Gibbons and just 13 percent for Dean Heller. Angle’s 42 percent is a boost of 19 points from the 23 percent she had among this group two weeks ago.

Overall, Angle has a favorable rating of 33 percent and an unfavorable rating of 14 percent. Gibbons is viewed favorably by 24 percent and unfavorably by 24 percent and Heller is viewed favorably by 23 percent and unfavorably by 23 percent. Angle’s favorable rating was up 11 points in two weeks while Gibbons’ dropped by 1 percent and Heller by 6 percent.

Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and honorary PAC chairman, was thrilled at the results.

“It’s clear that the Independent Expenditure the Minuteman PAC has dedicated to this critical race is paying off,” said Simcox.

Simcox recently recorded a radio spot endorsing Angle in the August 15th Primary.

Among those people who have cable TV and are favorable to the Minuteman PAC – 67 percent of all cable viewers, Sharron Angle now holds a 50-13 lead over her nearest competitor in this race.

“It’s clear to me that Nevada voters are responding positively to a candidate who talks straight on the question of illegal immigration and doesn’t pander to the forces of political correctness as so many others have done,” Simcox said. “Sharron Angle is a true leader who will stand up for border security in Congress and fight any form of ‘Guest Worker’ Amnesty that comes forward in Washington.

“The American people are fed up with the idea of Spanish-language ballots, government benefits for illegal aliens, allowing towns to be sanctuaries for illegal aliens and, worse, President Bush’s Amnesty proposal,” Simcox said.

“Minuteman PAC has already spent $50,000 on radio and cable TV ads throughout the district,” Simcox detailed. “We’re going to do whatever we can to ensure that Sharron Angle is elected on Tuesday,” Simcox added, “She’s the only candidate willing to stand up and fight for border security now. She understands how fundamentally critical it is to the future of our republic.”

Simcox explained that Minuteman PAC efforts over the last several weeks have resulted in two pro-border security victories for Doug Lamborn in Colorado and Tim Walberg in Michigan, where incumbent Joe Schwarz was defeated in the GOP primary last Tuesday. The Nevada Primary is August 15th.

Minuteman PAC is funded by thousands of Americans who are doing the job our government has refused to do – securing our borders.

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