"It could be worse. So, yeah, 52-percent negative is not as high as I thought it would have been."
The survey has 32-percent of respondents voting for Edwards, 11-percent for Paul Dietzel and another 11-percent for state Senator Dan Claitor. The election will be held November 4 and Goidel says it is too early to have a definitive picture of the race.
"Remember we're early in the process and there's a lot of campaigning yet to be done and it's not clear which of the candidates will really emerge and emerge in a strong fashion."
The poll was paid for by Dietzel and conducted by JMC Analytics.