Poll: Murphy/West Neck-and-Neck
Key takeaways from the first public poll of FL-18 shows first time challenger Democrat Patrick Murphy and right-wing GOP fanatic Allen West are tied neck-and-neck:
- Murphy and West are tied at 45-45.
- Murphy holds a 15-point lead amongst independents.
- When asked about re-electing West, more voters prefer "someone new."
- West's hyper partisan messaging is dividing voters — Murphy is strongly positioned right out of the gate.
Full poll results here: http://www.patrickmurphy2012.com/media/cd18pollmemo.pdf
Murphy Internal Poll Shows Him Tied With West [National Journal]
An internal poll released on Thursday by his Democratic challenger shows Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., in a dead heat for reelection to a second term.