Democratic Poll: Giffords 59%, Bee 35%

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has a 24-percentage-point lead over Republican challenger Tim Bee in the Congressional District 8 race, according to a new poll that we’ve been sent by a Washington Democratic operative (who, by the way, evidently likes Tedski more than us).

Giffords had the support of 59 percent of the 502 likely voters in Congressional District 8 who were surveyed, while Bee had the support of 35 percent. The poll, taken in June by D.C.-based Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, also shows that 57 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Giffords, while 26 percent had an unfavorable opinion. More than 9 out of 10 voters–92 percent–recognized Giffords’ name.

Poll numbers released by the Bee campaign earlier today showed a much tighter race, with Giffords leading by just 7 percentage points.

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