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To: Joe Garcia
Fr: Pete Brodnitz, BSG
Re: Recent general election polling in Florida's 25
Date: August 31, 2010
In our recent poll of likely voters in Florida's 25
Congressional District, Joe Garcia leads both initially and
after we give voters information about both candidates, giving the Democrats a good opportunity to pick
up this Republican open seat.
Garcia Leads Initially and Continues To Lead Throughout Poll
Joe Garcia has a 4% lead over David Rivera, with 40% for Garcia, 36% for Rivera, 5% for Tea Party
candidate Roly Arrojo, 1% for Whig Party candidate Craig Porter, and 18% undecided. After voters hear
a series of positive messages about both candidates, Garcia increases his lead to 7%. Once voters hear
negative arguments about both candidates, Garcia leads by 13%.
If the November election for Congress were held today and the candidates were . for whom would you vote?
Ballot After Hearing Both
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Difference +4 +7 +13
Democrat Joe Garcia 40 48 43
Republican David Rivera 36 41 30
Tea Party Roly Arrojo 5 3 9
Whig Party Craig Porter 1 1 2
Don't know 18 7 17
Majority of Voters Have a Favorable Opinion of Barack Obama & Want to See His Policies
Nearly 6 in 10 (56%) voters have a favorable opinion of President Barack Obama, with 33% saying they
have a very favorable view of him. A majority (54%) of voters also say they prefer a candidate who will
support President Obama's policies over a candidate who will oppose them.
Which type of candidate for Congress would you prefer?
One who will support President Obama's policies 54
One who will oppose President Obama's policies 38
Don't know 8
The Benenson Strategy Group conducted 400 interviews district-wide with likely general election voters
August 26-29, 2010. The margin of error for overall results is ±4.90%. BSG's clients include Governor
Tim Kaine (VA), Senator Jim Webb (VA), Senator Jeff Merkley (OR), Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-
15), and Congressman Tom Perriello (VA-5) . Peter Brodnitz, who conducted this survey, was named
¨Pollster of the Year" by the American Association of Political Consultants in 200/ for his work for
Governor Kaine, Senator Webb and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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