Poll: Rep. Duncan Hunter's indictment having little effect on reelection campaign
7:43 AM, Aug 27, 2018
5:11 PM, Aug 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A federal indictment is not having a detrimental effect on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s bid to keep his 50th Congressional District seat, according to a new survey.
In a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll conducted by SurveyUSA, 77 percent of likely Republican voters from the 50th District said they would still vote for Hunter if the election were held today. The poll also showed 64 percent of GOP voters believe the federal charges against the San Diego congressman are politically motivated.
Meanwhile, 62 percent of Democrats from the 50th District said Hunter should resign from his seat now. Sixty-four percent of Republican voters said Hunter should stay in office.
Prior to the federal indictment against Hunter and his wife Margaret for accusations of misusing campaign funds, the longtime congressman held a good-sized lead over Democratic opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar.