According to a survey, the Republican primary in Oregon has no clear frontrunner and no candidate with over 11% support

According to a survey, the Republican primary in Oregon has no clear frontrunner and no candidate wi ...

In a poll released on Thursday, Oregon's huge number of Republican candidates has divided voters enough that the primary candidate had only 11% of support.

Bud Pierce, a cancer doctor from Salem, who was the Republican governoral nominee in 2016, was the top choice for respondents in the survey conducted by Nelson Research, followed by Christine Drazan, a former House Republican leader, with 8%.

Pierce's advantage over Drazan is within the margin of error for the poll, which was 3.5 percent.

Former state legislator and corporate consultant Bob Tiernan, Sandy Mayor, insurance executive Stan Pulliam, and anti-tax activist Bill Sizemore are three candidates for the third place.

Nineteen Republican candidates have been filed for governor this year, which might result in voters selecting their election by a moderate margin, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

When ballots start to show up in mailboxes in about two weeks, almost half of respondents were undecided about who their Republican vote might be. The survey of 520 likely Republican primary voters was conducted by telephone and online.

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Despite Pierce's plans to run more than a year ago, Drazan was perceived as the candidate who gives them the best chance to win the corner office in four decades, according to the campaign. At the time, Pulliam was in second place with 8%.

According to David Kilada, a campaign consultant for Pulliam, the poll results are "thrilling." "After the corporate and establishment backed candidates spent over half a million dollars on television, Mayor Stan is still in a strong position," said Kilada. "This represents the strength of a long-term, grassroots-powered conservative campaign."

Public Affairs Counsel, a lobbying company whose principal J.L. Wilson owns Nelson Research, paid for the new survey.

According to official campaign finance records, Drazan has raised about $1.8 million since January 2021, some of which she used to assist other legislators. Despite spending more than $860,000 so far this year, she still has $850,000 in her campaign account.

Pierce has raised $1.6 million in January 2021, including huge personal contributions to his own campaign. According to official records, he received more than $440,000 this year, including extra pay this week on television and radio ads.

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