Squad Member Rep. Cori Bush's Primary Opponent Ahead in Poll – EVOL

After Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)’s primary defeat in New York, a second Squad member could be in trouble, according to a new poll that shows Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)’s opponent, Wesley Bell, pulling ahead.

The poll, conducted by Democrat pollster Mark Mellman’s group and published by Politico, showed that Bell has overcome a double-digit deficit to pull ahead of Bush.

Bell, St. Louis County’s prosecuting attorney, is only one percentage point ahead of Bush, but analysis by the group said Bell’s image is improving, while Bush’s is moving in a negative direction, “leaving him with an underlying image advantage.”

“This primary race is essentially tied but clearly moving in Wesley Bell’s direction,” the analysis said.
The poll was conducted June 18-22, with a sample of 400 voters, and a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points.

There are some six weeks to go until the August 6, 2024, primary, and 11 percent are still undecided. However, the analysis said Bell has “achieved a slight advantage,” at 43 percent over 42 percent.

The poll showed that among the most regular primary voters, Bell leads Bush by 10 points.

Mellman, who is the CEO of Democratic Majority for Israel, told The Hill

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