New polling in the Florida Senate race gives Orlando Congressman and Democratic Candidate for Senate Alan Grayson the lead over his colleague and primary challenger Patrick Murphy.
The poll was conducted by 20/20 Insight LLC over three weekdays last week and gives Grayson a 41% to 32% edge. It surveyed 646 likely Democratic primary voters, with a margin of error of 3.9 percent.
“This poll confirms that Democrats in Florida want a candidate who will fight attacks on our environment like the Keystone XL Pipeline, and fight to expand Social Security and Medicare rather that dictate ‘structural’ changes are needed to these vital programs,” said Grayson Political Director Mario Piscatella.
The numbers are much needed good news for the Grayson campaign, which has had to deal with calls to get out of the race by lawmakers supporting Murphy, and controversies involving the management of his hedge funds.
“Murphy’s issue-phobic campaign becomes transparent, given these latest numbers,” Piscatella said. “Even after the latest round of juvenile smears against Alan Grayson, Murphy can’t overcome the reality that on the issues, Florida Democrats reject his bought-and-paid for support of whatever millionaires, billionaires, multinational corporations, Big Money, lobbyists and every special interest want.”