FL-8: Alan Grayson trails by 7 points
The outright false and negative ads Rep. Alan Grayson is running (D-FL) against Dan Webster aren’t working. According to a Shineshine State News poll, he is trailing his Republican opponent by 7 points.
- Webster: 43%
- Grayson: 36%
- Other: 9%
- Undecided: 9%
The poll also shows that independents are running away from Grayson:
Digging deeper, the numbers look even worse for Grayson as 51 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of the Orlando-area congressman. “Grayson has real problems here,” said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted the poll for Sunshine State News.
“He’s even more unpopular than the president, which is not surprising given how controversial he has been with his rhetoric, overall style and TV ads.”
Lee added, “It’s fascinating that both Grayson and the president have virtually the same image (a positive/negative ratio of 34/51), but Grayson is actually disliked more by independents (36/47 favorable/unfavorable) while Obama is only 36/37.”