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Fri April 2, 2010
Rasmussen: Gov. race up for grabs among Republicans
By Renny MacKay
Laramie, WY – A new poll out shows that the Wyoming governor's race is still wide open, at least among the Republican candidates. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports
Because no Democratic candidate has entered the race yet, the Rasmussen poll used state senator Mike Massie from Laramie as the theoretical candidate on the Democratic ticket. Massie, who has said he is also considering a run for a different office, trailed all four Republican candidates by at least 15 percent. Former legislator Ron Micheli held a tiny lead over the other Republicans former U-S Attorney Matt Mead, State Auditor Rita Meyer and Speaker of the House Colin Simpson. In fact the Rasmussen Report said that it appears the race is up for grabs among the Republicans.
Of the four candidates, Simpson had the highest favorability rating, but Rasmussen found most people in the state are unfamiliar with all of those running.
The poll also found that 57 percent of likely voters in Wyoming think the economy will be worse a year from now, and 68 percent think the health care plan will have a quote bad impact.'
For Wyoming Public Radio I'm Renny MacKay.