Here are the comments summary from JMC:
There are two main takeaways from this poll: (1) the Democratic base vote continues to consolidate behind Edwards (thus giving him a strong first place showing), and (2) neither Schroder nor Riser has shown any growth since candidate qualifying. On the initial ballot test, Democrat Derrick Edwards continues to consolidate the Democratic base vote, and leads with 25%. He has 61% support among blacks (another 33% are undecided), 25% support (and a plurality lead) among white Democrats, and 15% support among white Independents. Angele Davis runs second with 14% (leading with 24% among Republicans, leading with 18% among white Independents, and running second behind Edwards with 10% among white Democrats). Neil Riser and John Schroder are neck and neck, with Riser running one point (6-5%) ahead of Schroder. The remaining candidates received 3%, while 47% are undecided. This is the first poll released that includes all six candidates who are qualified to run for Secretary of State, and this inclusion seems to have contributed towards the stalled momentum of both the Riser and Schroder campaigns since qualifying. Furthermore, when margin of error is considered, the “horse race” results are largely similar to other publicly released polling. In summary, this is a wide-open race on the Republican side, although Angele Davis has shown more current and future growth potential since candidate qualifying, and Derrick Edwards appears to have a secure spot for the runoff.
Of significance, 47 percent of those polled are uncertain.
POLL RESULTS Question 1: If the special election for state Treasurer were held today, which candidate would you support?
(Party affiliations of candidates mentioned)
Derrick Edwards 25% Angele Davis 14% “Neil” Riser 6% John Schroder 5% Terry Hughes 2% Joseph Little <1% Undecided 47%