Rooney Leads by Wide Margin

Surveys | August 16, 2016

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KANSAS CITY, MO – Remington Research Group has completed a public survey of likely Republican primary voters in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. The survey was conducted August 14 through August 15, 2016. 1,606 likely Republican primary voters participated in the survey and the margin of error is +/-2.4%. The survey was paid for and commissioned independent of any campaign or committee.

The data show that Francis Rooney holds 45% of the vote and leads his closest competitor, Chauncey Goss, by 16 points. The other candidate, Dan Bongino trails by 30 points with 15% support. 11% of likely Republican voters remain undecided.

Q: The candidates in the Republican primary election for United States Congress are Francis Rooney, Dan Bongino and Chauncey Goss. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?

Francis Rooney: 45%
Chauncey Goss: 29%
Dan Bongino: 15%
Undecided: 11%

In addition to his ballot strength, Rooney possesses the strongest image rating of all Republican candidates. 51% of likely Republican primary voters view him favorably with 24% viewing him unfavorably. Goss is viewed favorably by 43% compared to 25% who view him unfavorably.

Rooney’s support comes from Republican voters who self-identify as very conservative or somewhat conservative. Goss is supported by those who self-identify as moderate or liberal. The survey finds that 79% of likely Republican primary voters consider themselves to be either very conservative or somewhat conservative.

“Francis Rooney is currently in a commanding position. His image remains over 51% and his ballot share is approaching the majority mark,” said Titus Bond, Director of Remington Research Group. “Given that this is a multi-candidate race; it is hard to imagine a situation where Rooney does not receive at least a plurality.”

Remington Research Group is a polling firm that specializes in automated IVR technology. The firm was founded in an effort to provide more reliable and affordable polling for campaigns throughout the country. Remington Research Group surveys have been featured in RealClearPolitics, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal and numerous local media throughout the United States. For more information visit Remington Research Group