WV Senate Primaries: Capito & Rahall in Command
January, 2013

Top Issue

What is the top issue facing West Virginia: Jobs, Taxes and Spending, Health Care, Education, Coal & Energy or the Economy?

GOP Senate Primary: Capito vs. Morrisey

Morrisey is a fresh face in the state Republican Party and a statewide officeholder.  However, he fares no better against Capito than McKinley.

If the Republican primary election for U.S. Senator were held today, who would you vote for:  Shelley Moore Capito or Patrick Morrisey?

GOP Senate Primary: Capito vs. McKinley

Sophomore Congressman David McKinley is a man on the move in West Virginia politics.  But this isn’t the right move.   

Capito even leads McKinley in his home First District 46%-33%.

If the Republican primary election for U.S. Senator were held today, who would you vote for: Shelley Moore Capito or David McKinley?

Democratic Senate Primary

Congressman Nick Rahall would start this race in commanding position.  His lead is fueled by support from his home Third District where he holds a lead of 61% to 14% and 7% over Davis and Goodwin respectively.

Rahall’s next strongest constituency is voters who say Coal and Energy is the state’s top issue.  Rahall beats Davis and Goodwin 49%-16%-8% among them.

Among women, Robin Davis closes the gap between her and Rahall to 14%.  Rahall holds a 28% lead over Davis among men.

If the Democratic primary election for U.S. Senator were held today, who would you vote for: Carte Goodwin, Robin Davis or Nick Rahall?

Republican Primary:
Sample Size:  462
Margin of Error:  +/- 4.56%

Democratic Primary:
Sample Size:  579
Margin of Error: +/- 4.07%

The sample is comprised of likely mid-term election voters who have voted in either the 2006 or 2010 elections or have registered to vote since 2010.  The poll was conducted January 21, 2013.
Please click the link below to download the full crosstab report for the Republican Primary.


Please click the link below to download the full crosstab report for the Democratic Primary.

Harper Polling