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Tight race between Scott Franklin, Alan Cohn in congressional district 15

A new poll was done by the campaign of Democrat Cohn.
November's race for the 15th Congressional District seat pits Democrat Alan Cohn (left) against Republican Scott Franklin (right).
November's race for the 15th Congressional District seat pits Democrat Alan Cohn (left) against Republican Scott Franklin (right). [ Alan Cohn/City of Lakeland ]
Published Oct. 16, 2020

A new poll done by the Democratic Party shows Democrat Alan Cohn narrowly trailing Republican Scott Franklin in Congressional District 15, according to an announcement from Cohn.

The campaign said the poll showed Franklin up 48-45 percent, a lead less than the poll’s 5-point error margin. It said that shows Cohn has gained ground after trailing 7 points in a similar poll in September.

Campaigns don’t typically release the results of internal polls, especially if they show the candidate trailing. Dems hope to emphasize that Cohn has a chance to win in the GOP-leaning district covering East Hillsborough, Lakeland and Clermont where they say they’ve made gains in voter registration and performance in the past few election cycles.

Jenkins-Toledo poll shows tight race

A poll done by the state Democratic Party for state House candidate Julie Jenkins shows Jenkins within 3 points of incumbent Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, Jenkins' campaign says.

Campaign spokesman Roger Austin said the poll shows Jenkins gaining ground after trailing by 6 points a month ago.

The poll showed Toledo leading 42-39 with a 4.9-point error margin.

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