UPDATED: With Tuesday's primary election days away, here's a horse-race primer breaking down the first-quarter contributions and recent survey results from Public Policy Polling, a liberal-leaning firm, and the Civitas Institute, a conservative group. (See full list by clicking Read More.)
First, a few observations: Public Policy Polling and Civitas reach pretty similar polling results, despite different political leanings, at least on horse-race surveys. The exceptions: the Democratic labor commissioner race and the Republican lieutenant governor's race.
The money leader in the each contest is winning except in the Democratic lieutenant governor's race (caveat, SEANC is essentially funding Linda Coleman's campaign) and the GOP primaries for state treasurer and secretary of state. And the down ballot races include huge (50 percent in most cases) portions of undecided voters. Expect runoffs in many of these races with crowded fields.