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in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District With less than six weeks left until Election Day, Congressman Ron Klein has an 8-point lead over Republican challenger Allen West in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. Klein is clearly getting the better of the paid communications battle, and leads West 48% to 40%. Klein is in an excellent position to hold this seat, provided he continues to have the resources for a strong paid communications program. Klein holds an 8-point lead over Allen West
"# Ron Klein currently leads 48% to 40%. Klein’s support is solid across demographic and geographic lines – even in this tough political environment he leads 52% to 32% with registered independents. "# Klein leads in both major media markets. He leads 49% to 39% in Broward County, and 48% to 39% in Palm Beach. Klein’s lead in the expensive and inefficient Miami media market will be particularly difficult for Allen West to overcome. "# Klein has built a strong connection with a district in which it’s notoriously difficult to communicate and get free press. Almost half (49%) of the voters in the district say they’ve been contacted by Ron Klein, and among those voters he leads 52% to 38%.
Klein is getting the better of the paid communications battle, and has tripled West’s unfavorable rating since April
"# Klein’s ads highlighting West’s history of financial irresponsibility and extreme positions on
Social Security and Medicare have clearly damaged West. Since May, West’s unfavorable rating has nearly tripled to 26%. "# Among registered independents, West’s unfavorable rating has almost quadrupled to 29%. His unfavorable rating with them has risen four times as fast as his favorable rating since April.
Anzalone Liszt Research conducted N=500 live telephone interviews with likely 2010 General Election voters in FL CD 22. Interviews were conducted between September 14 - 16, 2010. Respondents were selected at random, with interviews apportioned geographically based on past voter turnout. Expected margin of sampling error is !4.4% with a 95% confidence level.