A recent poll shows that Larry Grant, Democratic candidate for Congress in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, has favorable ratings equal to Republican Congressman Bill Sali, but that Sali’s unfavorable ratings are a standout.
Greg Smith and Associates, a Boise opinion research and consulting firm, conducted the poll using randomly selected and statistically representative Idahoans living in North, Central and Southwestern Idaho who are likely to participate in either the Democratic caucus or Republican primary in February and May, 2008, respectively. The poll interviewed 253 voters July 11-13 and has a margin of error of 5.7%.
Very favorable or somewhat favorable: Sali 29%, Grant 28%
Very unfavorable or somewhat unfavorable: Sali 46%, Grant 13%
The poll shows that an additional 29% of those questioned know who Grant is, but have yet to form an opinion of him. Another 30% are unaware of him. Only 12% are unaware of Sali while another 13% have no opinion of him.