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Poll: Dwight Bullard could face tough primary opponent in Ana Rivas Logan

Dwight Bullard could lose in the primary if Democrat Ana Rivas Logan jumps into the race.

According to a Public Policy Polling survey of voters in Senate District 40 provided exclusively to FloridaPolitics.com on Monday, Rivas Logan would defeat Bullard by 20 points in the August primary.

The survey found 44 percent of respondents said they would support Rivas Logan, while 24 percent said they would back Bullard. One-third of Democrats polled said they did not know who they would support in a primary match-up.

State records show Bullard, from Cutler Bay, is currently the only Democrat running for the SD 40 seat. He currently faces Republican Frank Artiles and Mario A. Jimenez, a no party affiliation candidate.

The survey found Rivas Logan fares better than Bullard in most demographics, including women, Hispanic voters and all age groups.

In a head-to-head match-up between Rivas Logan and Artiles, the survey found 39 percent of voters said they would support Rivas Logan, while 34 percent picked Artiles. The survey found 27 percent said they were unsure who they would support.

Bullard also comes out of top in a head-to-head match-up with Artiles, albeit a much closer race. The survey found 40 percent of SD 40 voters would support Bullard, while 38 percent would support Artiles. Twenty-two percent of voters said they weren’t sure who they would support.

Rivas Logan served on the Miami-Dade School Board from 2004 until 2010, when she was elected to the Florida House. She lost a re-election race in 2012, after her district was redrawn into the same district as Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. She made headlines in 2014 when she announced she was leaving the Republican Party to become a Democrat.

The survey of 470 SD 40 voters was conducted April 27-28.

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