SALEM — A new poll by a Democratic polling firm suggests that Sam Carpenter, the "Make Oregon Great Again" candidate, is edging up to Rep. Knute Buehler in the race for the GOP nomination for governor.

The survey May 3-6 by Global Strategy Group of 438 registered voters who plan to vote in the Republican primary shows that 33 percent planned to vote for Buehler, while 25 percent favored Carpenter. Only 8 percent of respondents said they would vote for Greg Wooldridge, a retired Naval aviator who lives in Portland. Thirty-three percent of respondents said that they were either undecided or refused to answer.