WASHINGTON – Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Kurt Bills is touting a new poll commissioned by his campaign that shows progress closing the wide gap between him and incumbent DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar, although the survey continues to show Klobuchar with a strong lead.
According to the poll of 500 likely voters conducted by Republican pollster Wenzel Strategies on Sept. 6, Bills draws the support of 37.8 percent of voters while 51.6 percent of those surveyed planned to vote for Klobuchar.
An independent poll in June after Bills received the Republican Party’s endorsement had Bills drawing just 29 percent support compared to Klobuchar’s 55 percent.
In a statement issued by the Bills campaign, campaign manager Mike Osskopp said, “The more voters learn about Kurt Bills, the better he does. We intend to pull ahead by Nov. 6th.”
Bills faces daunting financial challenges. His most recent disclosure with the Federal Election Commission showed less than $6,000 in the bank compared to Klobuchar’s nearly $5.4 million war chest.