Hillary Clinton 55%, Bernie Sanders 29% in new Florida poll

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton continues her dominance in Florida in the Democratic presidential primary, according to a St. Pete Polls survey released on Thursday. The former first lady, secretary of state and New York U.S. senator leads Vermont’s independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, 55 percent-29 percent.

No other Democrat poll gets more than 2 percent in the poll. That would be former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is officially at 1.8 percent.

The Florida Democratic Senate race is a different story, however.

Orlando U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and Jupiter Rep. Patrick Murphy are in a virtual tie 13 months before Florida Democratic primary voters will go to the polls. Murphy at 20 percent; Grayson is at 19 percent. Former Navy JAG officer and Palm Beach County attorney Pam Keith is third with 7 percent support.

But the majority — 53 percent — say they are uncertain at this time.

This poll of 1,080 Florida likely Democratic primary voters was conducted from July 18 to July 28. It has a 3 percent margin of error at a 95 percent confidence level.

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]


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