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Carlos Beruff polls says he's winning U.S. Senate race

Carlos Beruff and David Jolly are leading the pack in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate, according to a new internal poll that Beruff’s campaign is circulating among his supporters.

To be sure, the poll showed 50 percent of the 800 likely Republican primary voters did not make a choice in the poll. But among those who did, Beruff, the Manatee County land developer, was the choice of 17 percent. Jolly, the Pinellas County Congressman, had 16 percent. The margin of error of the poll was 3.46 percent.

None of the other three candidates topped 10 percent in the poll. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, was at 9 percent. Orlando area businessman Todd Wilcox was at 5 percent and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera was at 3 percent.

Beruff’s campaign said the poll shows “Beruff is gaining traction.” Beruff, who got in the race late in February, is the only candidate who had been running television ads for the last two months.

Poll Results:
Carlos Beruff - 17 percent
David Jolly - 16 percent
Ron DeSantis - 9 percent
Todd Wilcox - 5 percent
Carlos Lopez-Cantera - 3 percent

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:39pm]


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