From the Center for Campaign Innovation
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The Republican nominee in CD10 selected by ranked choice voting emerged from the contest with a higher net favorable image (+78) than the GOP nominee in CD7 selected by a plurality (+51).
84% of voters in CD10 said the Republican candidates ran a somewhat or mostly positive campaign compared to 59% in CD7. 17% of moderate primary voters in CD7 rated the campaigns as negative, compared to just 4% in CD10.
In CD10, the two runners-up (Lawson & Michon) had a higher net favorable image than the winner (Vega) did in CD7.