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Poll: Alan Grayson, Patrick Murphy neck and neck in Florida's Democratic Senate primary

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April

Liberal firebrand Alan Grayson barely leads Barack Obama-backed Patrick Murphy for Florida's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, 33 percent to 32 percent, in an automated poll of likely Democratic voters commissioned by two political groups supporting Grayson. 

The March 22-23 Public Policy Polling survey of 829 likely Democratic voters was funded by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America.

“Alan Grayson is leading by a hair. But voters are not happy when they learn Patrick Murphy worked with Republicans to try to cut Social Security for millions of Florida seniors. They are also not happy that Murphy takes money from Wall Street and then votes to deregulate Wall Street, allowing risky gambling to put the life savings and homes of millions of Floridians at risk," the groups said in a statement.

Their evidence? The following from PPP:

Patrick Murphy was a lifelong Republican until he decided to run for office a few years ago – even donating thousands of dollars to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. In Congress, Patrick Murphy said we have to look at cuts to Social Security. He later praised a grand bargain with Republicans that would have cut Social Security benefits for the vast majority of Social Security recipients. Patrick Murphy has also voted to deregulate Wall Street and has taken thousands of dollars from Wall Street firms. Do you consider this a very convincing, somewhat convincing, or not at all convincing reason to vote against Patrick Murphy?

Very convincing............................................... 47%

Somewhat convincing..................................... 26% 

Not at all convincing........................................ 27% 

The Murphy campaign notess other recent polls show Murphy ahead:

3/6/2016 SurveyUSA (News 13/Bay News 9) 27.0% Murphy / 16.0% Grayson

3/5/2016 Univision 36.0% Murphy / 29.0% Grayson

3/5/2016 Bendixon & Amandi/The Tarrance Group (Washington Post/Univision) 27.0% Murphy / 19.0% Grayson

3/9/2016 Mason-Dixon (Lakeland Ledger – 10News WTSP) 33.0% Murphy / 19.0% Grayson

3/17/2016 St. Leo University 19.9% Murphy / 16.7% Grayson


[Last modified: Friday, April 1, 2016 9:14am]

    

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