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David Jolly leads new poll of GOP primary in Special Election for CD 13

By on November 6, 2013
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David Jolly is leading a three-way field of likely Republican candidates according to a new poll of the Primary Election for Congressional District 13.

Jolly, a lawyer and federal lobbyist, received 19% of respondents support, former Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield received 17%, and former Clearwater mayor Frank Hibbard is at 15%. At this early stage in the race, “Someone Else” (29%) and “Unsure” (21%) received considerable support.  The survey was conducted by St. Pete Polls and commissioned by

Still, for Jolly, this poll has to be good news coming at the right time. The knock on Jolly is that he is “unknown” without the name ID of Brickfield, Hibbard, or some of the other names still floating out there as possible candidates.

Mind you, Jolly, Brickfield, and Hibbard all lose handily in ballot tests of general election match-ups versus Alex Sink, the presumptive Democratic nominee. Sink beats Jolly 52% to 31%, beats Brickfield 51% to 30%, and beats Hibbard 52% to 31%.

Sink is the clear choice of Democratic voters, as she leads a Democratic primary match-up versus Jessica Ehrlich 70% to 11%.

The poll was conducted by an automated phone call polling system. The results were then weighted to account for proportional differences between the respondents’ demographics and the demographics of the active voter population for Florida U.S. Congressional District 13. The demographics used were: political party, race and age.

More information on the poll’s methodology can be found here.