New poll shows statistical tie for Oregon governor’s race

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Bud Pierce for Governor

Salem, OR – Poll numbers released Wednesday by Clout Research show an extremely tight race between incumbent Governor Kate Brown and her Republican challenger Dr. Bud Pierce.

“These poll numbers are not surprising to me,” said Dr. Pierce. “Since the primary, many polls have indicated a similar trend. This is more evidence that it is already a tight race between myself and the governor.”

The poll shows Pierce is just 1.4% behind Brown, within the survey’s margin of error. The survey found that 43.4% of people would vote for Brown and 42% would vote for Pierce.

Among independent voters, who are key to this election, Pierce leads Brown 41% to 29%.

“I think voters like my message of being open and transparent with them,” said Pierce. “Since the primary election I’ve been out in many Oregon communities spreading the word about what I would do to improve Oregon, if elected Governor. Kate Brown has basically been an invisible candidate, not attending debates or answering tough questions. The governor has only been accessible to insiders and lobbyists. I’ve tried to make myself accessible to the people and the media.”

This poll was conducted July 9-13th by Clout Research and surveyed 701 likely voters by telephone with 551 respondents by landline and 150 by mobile phone. The survey carries a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error is 3.71%.

Here’s a link to the survey:

Media coverage of the new poll

Oregonian: New poll shows Oregon governor race in virtual tie

KOIN/Portland Tribune: Poll: Brown, Pierce in dead heat in governor’s race

KTVZ: New poll: Gov. Brown, challenger Pierce in dead heat

KXL: Brown And Pierce Virtually Tied

KOBI: Oregon Governor race heating up

Bud Pierce, M.D, Ph.D. is a business owner and senior partner of Hematology/Oncology of Salem, one of the last physician owned practices on the West Coast. He announced his candidacy for governor on Sept.10, 2015, on the Republican ticket and won the party’s nomination for Governor in the May primary. You can view his website at: