NEW POLL: Kelly Loeffler Getting Trounced By Primary Opponent Doug Collins After Controversial Stock Dumps
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has pulled ahead in a strong lead according to internal polling against Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the Georgia all-party special election race by 23 points, 36% to 13%, released by a consulting firm which works for the Collins campaign.
The internal polling released on April 2 (via Politico) from the campaign consulting firm Battleground Connect (which was paid for by the Collins camp) shows that Collins leads Loeffler by 23 points.
#GASEN: Rep. Doug Collins leads Sen. Kelly Loeffler by 23 (!) points in the all party special election, according to an internal polling memo released by the Collins camp (via @politico)https://t.co/wYAhOKjFJY
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) April 6, 2020
As for gender in the polling data – Collins in more favorable with men and women in comparison to Loeffler.
The newly released polling further shows that Loeffler is behind the Democratic party DSCC-endorsed candidate Raphael Warnock by 1 point, 41-40%, with Collins leading the Democratic candidate by 13, 49-36%.
Loeffler, according to The Daily Beast‘s reporting, sold stock shares with her husband Jeffrey Sprecher (CEO of the New York Stock Exchange) worth between $1,275,000 and $3,100,000 between Jan. 24 and Feb. 14.
“On Feb. 14, she also purchased the Citrix stock and another $100,000 to $250,000 in technology company Oracle, which has seen its share price decline by more than 18 percent since then,” after a Senate Health Committee meeting regarding the coronavirus on Jan. 24th, according to the Beast.
Loeffler denies that she had any involvement in the sell-off or buying of stocks in her or her husband’s portfolio.
The 15 stocks that Loeffler sold have lost more than a third of their value, on average, since she reported offloading them.
The Loeffler campaign responded to an initial inquiry for comment but has not yet provided one.
UPDATE 10:00 PM EST: Press Secretary for Kelly Loeffler’s campaign, Caitlin O’Dea, responded to Mediaite and provided the following comment: “Senator Loeffler is continuing to build strong support around the state – not by playing politics – but by connecting with Georgians and delivering relief for those in need. That’s where her focus will continue to be.”
This post has been updated with additional information.
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