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Poll: Murphy/West Neck-and-Neck

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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.