Our latest Florida Insider Poll finds Republican Ashley Moody favored to win the Republican nomination for attorney general, but not nearly as much as she before Frank White began pummeling her with TV ads depicting her as a liberal.
Five months ago, seven in 10 of our Insiders predicted the former Hillsborough County circuit judge would win the nomination and 9 percent predicted state Rep. Frank White of Pensacola. We surveyed more than 200 veteran players and close watchers of Florida politics, and 61 predicted Moody and 40 percent predicted White.
And who would be the strongest Republican candidate for winning the general election? More than eight in 10 said Moody.
That pessimism about White's electability is good news for Democratic state Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa, who is running against Tampa attorney Ryan Torrens for the Democratic nomination.
Asked who they expect to be the next attorney general, nearly 45 percent said Moody, 33 percent Shaw, and 22 percent White
"Ashley Moody still could be "Trumped Up" by the more conservative Frank White…who could then loose to Shawn Shaw for Attorney General as the President's unpopularity with the moderate middle independents come home to roost!," said one Democrat.
These Insider Polls are utterly unscientific. This month's participants included:
Steve Vancore, Kevin Cate, Fred Karlinsky, Sarah Rumpf, Barry Edwards. Mike Williams, Mike Hightower, Ron Bilbao, Frank Mirabella, Alan Becker, Jeff Harteley, Doug Kaplan, JC Planas, Franco Ripple, Nelson Diaz, Screven Watson, Clarence McKee, Aubrey Jewett, Katie Bohenett, Oscar Anderson, Patrick Roberts, Bob Doyle, Kartik Krishnayer, Chris Cate, Sean Phillipi Beth Matuga, Kim McDougal, Mike Hanna, Erin Isaac, Stephen Shiver, Omas Khan, Nancy Texeira, Paul Bradshaw, Leslie Wimes, Susan Goldstein, Zachariah Zachariah, Tom Alte, Bob Poe, Eric Jotkoff, Jorge Pedrazza, Jon Woodward, Jason Altmire, Richard DeNapoli, Joe Gruters, Jason Roth, Al Cardenas, Susie Wiles, George Riley, John Morgan, Darrick D. McGhee, David Colburn, Ben Pollara, Ed Miyagishimi, David Rancourt, Peter Wallace, Matt Harringer, David Mica, Jim Cherry, Rich Heffley, Alex Patton Marion Hammer, Christina Johnson, Brad Coker, Roly Marante, Geoffrey Becker, Ana Navarro, Tim Tillison, William March, Joe Saunders, Jeff Kottkamp Bob Graham, Monica Rodriguez, Mitch Ceasar, Donna Arduin, John French, Slater Bayliss, John French, Christian Ulvert, Kathy Mears, Bud Shorstein, Mike Fasano, John Wehrung, Pat Neal, James Harris, Steve Uhlfelder, Jill Chamberlin, Mark Foley, Stafford Jones Patrick Slevin, Frank Tsamatoules, Jason Unger, Nan Rich, Marc Reichelderfer, Rick Wilson, Bill Lee, Ryan Banfill, Chip Case, Alan Stonecipher, Evelyn Perez-Verdia, Chris Korge, Edie Ousley, Jeff Johnson, Jon Ausman., Meredith O'Rourke, Stephen Bittel, Matt Bryan, Richard Gentru, John Konkus, Travis Blanton, Michael Barnett, Stephanie Owens, Jim Davis, Wayne Bertsch, Steve Schale, Jackie Lee, Rodney Barreto, Betty Castor, Mark Zubaly, Ryan Duffy, Chip LaMarca, Erin Aebel, Nancy Watkins, Jeff Wright, David Johnson, Ellen Freidin, Eric Johnson, Pablo Diaz, Matthew Isbell, Javier Manjerres, Doc Dockery, Brad Herold, Obi Umunna, Julia Gil Woodard, Hayden Dempsey, Dave Aronberg, Scott Barnhart, Allan Bense, Jon Costello, Ron Sachs, Ana Cruz, Husein Cumber, Paula Dockery, Jim Horne, Max Herrle, Gayle Andrews, Susan Glickman, Lucy Morgan, Seth McKee, Towson Fraser, Stephanie Kunkel, Gus Corbella, Dominic M. Calabro, Chris Hartline, Brett Doster, Erc Eikenberg, Joshua Karp, Rockie Pennington, Jennifer Green, Greg Turbeville, Don Hinkle, Samuel Neimeiser, Christian Ziegler, Victor DiMaio, Greg Blair, Abel Harding, Bill Helmich, Rich Ramos, Richard Swann, Al Maloof, Andy Ford, Alan Clendenin, Chris Smith, Samuel Bell, Jamie Miller, Cory Tilley, Nick Hansen, Pamela Goodman, Nancy McGowan, Shannon Love, Wayne Garcia, Brewster Bevis, Bob Doyle, Ron Pierce, Gretchen Picotte, April Schiff, Paul Mitchell, Graham W. Fountain, Darryl Paulson, David Custin, Gregory Wilson, Jamie Wilson, Jon Mills, Michael Dobson, Justin Day, Chris Hand, Joe Perry, Mel Sembler, Tom Scherberger, Anthony Pedicini, Mark Ferrulo, Greg C. Truax, Tom Scarritt, Steve Geller, Greg Ungru, Erik Kirk, Peter Feaman, Ashley Bauman, Tom Lewis, Henry Kelley, Kristy Campbell, Tre Evers, Jack Hebert, Van Poole, Ron Gunzburger, Pamela Burch Fort, John Stemberger, Pete Dunbar, Mike Hamby, Brad Ashwell.