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Fred Upton's campaign claims big lead in the polls

Fred Upton, Mike O'Brien
Fred Upton, Mike O'Brien

DOUGLAS (WKZO) -- Mike O’Brien may be making more headway when it comes to fundraising than former Democratic opponents, but the Upton Campaign says according to their polls, he Is trailing with voters.

The Herman Miller executive from Douglas has nearly 43 thousand dollars in his campaign war chest, based on the latest federal election documentation submitted yesterday. His campaign garnered over 95 grand in the period between July 29th and September 30th, which is more than the past three challengers combined in the same time frame.

The Upton Campaign has countered by releasing the results from a poll that they say shows that Upton is leading among voters by 58 to 27%.

They say only 19% of the electorate knows enough about Mike O’Brien to have an opinion.The poll, Conducted by Hill Research Associates has a plus or minus margin of error of 5.7%.