Wyoming Governor: Mead (R) Earns Highest Level of Support Yet Over Peterson (D)

Rasmussen Reports

Republican Matt Mead earns his highest level of support yet in the race to be Wyoming’s next governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Mead leading his Democratic Challenger, Leslie Peterson, by more than a two-to-one margin, 61% to 25%.  Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This race remains Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

In surveys dating back to March, Mead has consistently held a double-digit lead over Peterson. Early last month, just after the state’s primaries, Mead’s support jumped nine points.  At that time, he posted a 58% to 24% lead over Peterson.

Mead, a former U.S. attorney, is favored by 84% of members in his own party.  Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats support Peterson, the former Teton County commissioner.  Among voters not affiliated with either political party, Mead is ahead of Peterson by nearly 40-points.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Wyoming was conducted on September 30, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Current Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal is term-limited, but a Wyoming Supreme Court decision earlier in the year invalidated legislated term-limits.  However, in early March, he announced he would not pursue a third-term, even though 73% of voters in the state approve of the Job he is doing.  Only 22% disapprove of his job performance.

Mead is viewed favorably by 67% of the state’s voters and unfavorably by 19%.  These numbers include 29% Very Favorable and six percent (6%) Very Unfavorable.

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