Incumbents Dominate Top Spots in Latest UOG Poll

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Guam – University of Guam Associate Professor of Public Administration Ron McNinch has released the results of a recently completed student poll on the Guam Legislative race.

400 registered voters were asked: “Who do you think will be elected or re-elected to the Guam legislature in the November election?”

Of the 400 asked , 100 were men over 40; 100 were men Under 40; and 100 were women over 40 and 100 were women under 40. The students spoke to people they knew.

The poll was done last Wednesday and Thursday September 22ed and 23erd.

1. Judi Guthertz                         71

2. Judi Won Pat                        65

3. Tina Muna Barnes                56

4. BJ Cruz                                 53

5. Ben Pangelinan                     52

6. Rory Respicio                       47

7. Telo Taitague                       45

8. Tony Ada                             43

9. Adolpho Palacios                  43

10. Tom Ada                            36

11. Frank Blas                           35

12. Corinna Gutierrez-Ludwig    31

13. Dennis Rodriquez                 27

14. Mana Silva Taijeron            27

15. Aline Yamashita                  26

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16. Joseph San Agustin              23

17. William U. Taitague            19

18. Douglas Moylan                   16

19. Steven Dierking                   16

20. Ray Haddock                       16

21. Chris Duenas                       14

22. Sarah Thomas-Nededog       13

23. Velma Harper                      13

24. Shirley Mabini                     13

25. Stephen Guerrero                 12

26. John B. Benevente              12

27 James Espaldon (write in)     12

28. Trini Torres                        11

29. Jonathan Diaz                     10

30.WIlliam Sarmiento               10

31 Vic Gaza                               10

Since this poll contained 50% under 40, there is a skewing related to college students.

Therefore, Dr. Guthertz is more likely 6th to 9th in this poll rather than 1st. She has a strong level of support with students.

There is also name confusion between Tony Ada and Tom Ada, so one or both of these placements may be higher in reality. Both should finish higher.

Polls do not predict anything, they are just snapshots in time.