A new poll on the democratic gubernatorial primary shows the team of Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Josh Tenorio, leading Congressman Michael San Nicolas and Sabrina Salas Matanane by a sizable 16-point margin. KUAM News confirmed the results with the polling agency, the Hawaii-based Anthology Group, which also has a Guam subsidiary, Q-Mark.

KUAM News also confirmed that the poll was commissioned by the Leon Guerrero/Tenorio campaign and was conducted between August 4-8. Respondents were asked, "If the democratic primary were held today, which of the following two candidates would they likely vote for." According to the poll, 52% indicated they would vote for Lou & Josh. 36% said they favored Mike & Bri. And 12% said they didn't know or refused to respond.

There were a total of 369 respondents, and the margin of error for the sample size is +/-5.10 percentage points.

The Anthology Group said it conducted a mixed-mode survey of online, mobile and telephone, and each respondent was screened to ensure they were registered voters, had voted in the last two elections, and were likely to vote democrat. The poll also showed what the results would be if there was a low amount of voter turnout, using a base of 101 respondents. It showed Lou & Josh with 59% to Mike & Bri's 34%. Undecideds were at 7%.

Leon Guerrero/Tenorio campaign manager Rory Respicio said, "As Governor Lou and Lieutenant Governor Josh always say, the polls are a capture of a certain time period, so we are heartened by it. We like the kind of momentum and energy that we've experienced. We had a rally yesterday following an islandwide motorcade; we registered well over 1,000 vehicles and so the poll that was released by The Anthology [Group] reaffirms what we're seeing and what we're experiencing and what we hope voters will see and experience, as well."

Congressman San Nicolas also reacted to the poll, and sent us a statement, reading, "In every election we have been in we were always polled to lose. The voters proved otherwise, and with that we encourage everyone to come out and vote in this election once again."

The primary election is less than two weeks away, on Saturday, August 27.