Former Gov. Former Gov. Eric Greitens has retained his lead in Missouri’s Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate. His support has increased among primary voters, according to new numbers that Greitens campaign shared exclusively with Breitbart News.
The survey has reached out to a staggering 513,245 voters as of Friday night, engaging 23 percent of the half a million individuals in live phone calls. Of the more than 100,000 live voters contacted, a strong 34 percent say they are supporting Greitens in the primary, giving him a four percentage point lead over his next closest competitor, Missouri Attorney general Eric Schmitt, who took 30 percent of the response. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), whom former President Donald J. Trump has said he is not endorsing, received support from 21 percent of poll participants.
Each candidate gained one percent support from figures Breitbart News published on Friday from the same survey. These numbers covered the data as Thursday night. It showed Greitens at 33 percent, Schmitt at 29 percent, and Hartzler at 20 percent. This means that Greitens has not gained any ground. Undecided voters made up 12 percent of the response as of Thursday’s numbers published on Friday, but the latest information reveals the demographic is starting to dwindle with Tuesday’s election just days out. Currently, 10 percent of respondents are unsure who they will back.
Moreover, the support for candidates other than Greitens and Schmitt is decreasing, with six percent going on Thursday, to five percent Friday.
The 23 percent of live voters engaged is up from 20 percent on Thursday. Of the remaining 77 percent of voters who the survey reached out to, 29 percent did not answer but were left voicemails, 25 percent did not answer and did not have a voicemail established, and 11 percent were undecided as to if they would vote in the primary. Eight percent were unable to identify their voting party and four percent were not correct numbers.