by Ron Gregory
HARPERS FERRY – A recent poll released by the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia (ABCWV) shows Republican Delegate Riley Moore with a 12-point lead (50% – 38%) over his Democrat opponent, former Delegate John Doyle. The two are squaring off for the 67th district seat currently held by Moore.
The poll surveyed 401 registered voters in the area. Additional results from the poll found respondents favored the repeal of the prevailing wage (64% – 34%) and, 54% of respondents agreed with the passage of Right to Work by the West Virginia legislature. Results also showed that President Donald Trump has a narrow margin of approval (49% – 48%).
Speaking of the results of the poll, Moore said, “We certainly like to see numbers like these in my district and I think it is a testament to the fact that I fight for Jefferson County and have a proven track record of delivering for the district – a great example of that was saving the MARC train service earlier this year. That said, we take nothing for granted and will continue to campaign hard and talk to constituents right up to the election.”
Fundraising reports filed in June by Moore and Doyle show Moore with a nearly eight to one fundraising advantage over his opponent. Doyle raised $6,950 and Moore received $53,903, according to reports filed with the secretary of state. Additionally, Moore holds a nearly $42,000 cash-on-hand advantage.
The Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members.