Aug 30, 2012
Patrick Murphy Leading Congressman West in New FL-18 Poll
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Grove Insight poll that shows Patrick Murphy with a one point lead over incumbent Congressman Allen West (FL-18). In the initial head-to-head, Murphy leads Congressman West 47 percent to 46 percent despite Murphy being outspent 2-1 in the past two months. Given Congressman West’s extreme and divisive record in Congress, West’s job performance ratings are net negative (41% positive; 52% negative).
“After weeks on television attempting to rewrite his divisive and partisan history in Washington, Congressman Allen West cannot hide his record of hurting seniors by voting to end Medicare to pay for more tax breaks for the ultra rich, and his extreme record of denying health care choices to women,” said Stephanie Formas of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Floridians are already rejecting Congressman West and support a commonsense businessman and CPA like Patrick Murphy who will create jobs, strengthen the middle class and protect our commitment to our seniors.”
A Grove Insight polling memo is available here.