POLL SHOWS PECKINPAUGH FAR AHEAD IN GOP PRIMARY

Former television news anchor and journalist Janet Peckinpaugh got some good news in her effort to face Democratic incumbent US Rep. Joe Courtney. In a campaign news release, Peckinpaugh said a new poll of 300 likely Republican primary voters shows her with a huge lead over her two rivals for the 2nd congressional district nomination.

The campaign says Peckinpaugh leads party-endorsed candidate Daria Novak by a 3-1 margin and Doug Dubitsky by more than 4-1. When asked which candidate has the best chance of beating Joe Courtney, Peckinpaugh bests Novak by almost 4-1 and Dubitsky by 6-1.

The poll of 300 likely Republican voters was conducted via telephone on July 13-14. It was conducted by Brooklawn Strategies with the calls being placed by Western Wats at random to Registered Republicans in the 2nd Congressional District. The poll is statistically accurate within 5.4% according to the Peckinpaugh campaign.