West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are leading their rivals for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate and West Virginia governor, respectively, according to new polls from WMOV and American Pulse.
In the state’s race for governor, Morrisey outpaces his rivals for the nomination with support from just under one-third of Republican voters, though he is closely followed by state Delegate Moore Capito, the son of current West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.
- Morrisey: 30.5%
- Undecided: 22.8%
- Capito: 22.6%
Morrisey’s campaign told Newsmax in a statement the survey shows that the attorney general has “the right formula” to win in 2024.
“Yet another poll shows Patrick Morrisey with a sizable lead as West Virginians’ choice to be their next Governor,” said Jai Chabria, senior strategist for the Morrisey campaign. “His conservative record of fighting for, and winning for West Virginia is clearly the right formula.”