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Republican Voters Largely Undecided In Idaho Gubernatorial Race


The Idaho primary election is just under six months away. In a state where the GOP primary often determines who becomes governor, early polling numbers indicate a lot of Republican voters have yet to make up their minds.

The latest poll from Idaho Politics Weekly, an online publication produced by Zions Bank, finds just over a third of Republicans (36 percent), don’t know who they will support. Of those who’ve made up their mind, Lt. Governor Brad Little has 21 percent, Congressman Raul Labrador 17 percent and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist 14 percent. But it’s important to note the margin of error for this poll is plus or minus 3.9 percent.

The only major Democratic governor candidate was not included in the poll. Boise businessman and school board member A.J. Balukoff lost to outgoing Governor Butch Otter in 2014 by 15 points.

Republicans Labrador and Ahlquist and Democrat Balukoff are members of the LDS Church, Idaho’s largest religious group. The Idaho Politics weekly poll of Mormon voters shows Ahlquist with 23 percent, Little 22 percent and Labrador 17 percent.

Candidates have plenty of time to swing undecided voters with the primary set for May 15.

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