March 17, 2011

Tennant Well Positioned for WV Governor Race
Survey Results
Interested Parties To: From: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant begins the Democratic primary campaign for West Virginia Governor with the best standing of any candidate and within striking distance of acting Governor Ear Ray Tomblin in a trial heat.1 Figure 1: Tennant begins with strongest standing of any candidate (percent responding) Fav – Unfav (ID) Natalie Tennant Earl Ray Tomblin John Perdue Rick Thompson Jeff Kessler 45 – 12 (73) 45 – 15 (82) 32 – 12 (65) 15 – 11 (40) 11 – 9 (33)

In vote match-up, Tomblin (31 percent) and Tennant (27 percent) start off right next to each other, followed by Perdue (14 percent), Thompson (5 percent) and Kessler (5 percent). Nineteen percent of voters are undecided. Among voters who can identify Tennant and Tomblin, Tennant leads with 34 percent of the vote compared to 31 percent for Tomblin, illustrating that Tomblin’s marginal lead is driven purely by higher name recognition. Figure 2: Vote and vote among those who ID Tennant and Tomblin (percent responding) All Voters Natalie Tennant Earl Ray Tomblin John Perdue Rick Thompson Jeff Kessler
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ID Both 34 31 15 4 6

27 31 14 5 5

The survey of 600 likely primary voters was conducted by telephone March 10th-15th. The margin of error is 4.0 percentage points.
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