Pierce in Dead Heat with Brown


Salem, OR (June 16, 2016) – New poll numbers released Thursday by the Bud Pierce campaign show a promising upward trend in support of Salem oncologist Dr. Bud Pierce.

The poll shows Pierce is trailing Democratic Governor Kate Brown by less than three points, within the margin of error.

“A month ago many people were unsure if I would be able to secure the Republican nomination for Governor,” said Pierce. “Now, it’s obvious with the primary results and this poll that many Oregonians want change and are sick and tired of career politicians running our government.”

“By many measures, Kate Brown’s 25 years in elected office have been less than successful and I think that this poll is indicative of that,” said Pierce. “Voters seem to be buying that I am the best candidate to shake things up from the outside. Kate Brown has been good for the insiders, but what about the regular people?”

In the poll, 36.8% of people said they would vote for Pierce. 39.3% said they would vote for Kate Brown and 23.89% were undecided. Voters also were nearly deadlocked on whether they wanted a Democrat or Republican Governor. 50.29% of voters said they preferred a Democratic governor while 49.71% said they preferred a Republican.

“I look forward to meeting with voters and sharing my plans for the state,” said Pierce. “I think voters are getting excited about my vision for what Oregon can become under new leadership.”

This poll was conducted by Action Solutions, an Oregon based firm that conducted the poll of 600 random Oregon voters on June 1st and 2nd. The margin of error is 5.7%

Bud Pierce, M.D, Ph.D. is a business owner and senior partner of Hematology/Oncology of Salem, one of the last physician owned oncology practices on the West Coast. He announced his candidacy for governor on Sept.10, 2015, on the Republican ticket and won the party's nomination for Governor in the May primary.  Approved photos and biography can be found at www.BudPierce.com/newsroom. 

Contact: Stacey Kafka at news@budpierce.com or 503-­509­-9575.