GOP Gains on 'Generic' Ballot

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By Kenric Ward
Sunshine State News

With all 25 congressional seats up for election this fall, Florida Democrats may be in an uphill fight to hold onto the 10 districts they have, a Sunshine State News Poll finds.

A survey of likely voters statewide shows that 47 percent would vote for the Republican in their congressional district. Just 39 percent said they would vote for the Democrat and 7 percent would opt for “another party.”

The remaining 7 percent said they were undecided.

The results of the Voter Survey Service poll mirrors findings in other states. Nationally, a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed Republicans holding a 49-40 edge on the “generic” congressional ballot.

The emerging preference for GOP congressional candidates, coupled with the expected low turnout among Democrats Nov. 2, could spell trouble for at least three Democratic incumbents in Florida.

Three Democratic districts represented by Allen Boyd, D-Tallahassee; Alan Grayson, D-Orlando; and Suzanne Kosmas, R-New Smyrna Beach, are rated as “tossups” by the Cook Political Report.

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