A just-released Aug. 11-14 poll of likely Democratic primary voters finds Gwen Graham no longer the strong frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, but actually slipping behind Philip Levine.
The live caller poll by the respect firm SEA Polling & Strategic Design shows former Miami Beach Mayor Levine with 27 percent support, former Tallahassee Congresswoman Graham with 24 percent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with 15 percent, Greene with 13 percent and King at 3. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Pollster Tom Eldon wrote in a polling memo:
Greene's decision to go negative against Gwen Graham appears to have brought her back to the pack, but also seriously diminished his chances as he has dropped into the fourth place in the low teens.
Among those who self-declared they had already voted, the race is a statistical dead heat with Levine at 30 and Graham at 28 percent. Those who reported an interest level in the Democratic primary at 5 out of 5 (75% of total respondents), Levine holds a 7 point lead outside of the margin of error.