Marie Bricks: 33%
Stephen Studsbury: 31%
Francis David: 21%
Elizabeth Fancourt: 15%
President Marie Bricks enjoys the incumbant advantage, but Studsbury's recent advertisement has damaged her once-formidable lead. Although her policies remain popular, voters are no longer convinced of her ability to lead. The ad has made Studsbury more popular, and he also has the support of much of the business establishment. Francis David remains unpopular due to his efforts to negotiate with Deeds this summer, and the Conservative Party has split between him and Studsbury. Elizabeth Fancourt has a small but fiercely devoted group of followers, but she is unable to attract wider support. Most of the left wing strongly supports Liberal Democratic Party candidate Bricks.
If no candidate wins over 50% of the vote, there will be a runoff election.
The September campaign finance report was released today by the Office of Elections. This report shows all money raised by the candidates' campaigns from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30. Reports for October and November will be released later in the election cycle.
Marie Bricks: $2,156,572.77
Francis David: $1,504,341.56
Stephen Studsbury: $998,303.89
Elizabeth Fancourt: $332,560.45
Marie Bricks's campaign is a well-oiled machine and enjoys the support of many wealthy donors as well as the Liberal Democratic Party. Francis David also benefits from the resources of his party. Stephen Studsbury has funded most of his campaign himself, donating the maximum amount allowed under law: $1,500 from his personal account and $100,000 from his company, Studsbury Enterprises. Elizabeth Fancourt's socialist policies earn her the support of the Republic's low-income voters, but also dissuades wealthy and corporate donors. Her campaign is mainly funded by grassroots donations.