Polling shows Republican Karen Harrington is poised to upset DNC Chair Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Schultz has only a 4.5-point lead on her opponent in Florida’s 23 Congressional District, with plenty of voters still undecided.
The poll surveyed 385 potential Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters in Florida’s 23rd congressional district. The poll states that Karen Harrington is within the poll’s 5% margin of error, and that Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s presumptive constituent support has dwindled down to a 4.5% lead over Karen Harrington.
“We have campaigned across the district,” Harrington said in a statement, “and spoken to Americans from all political affiliations, and the overwhelming consensus is that they have had enough of the dangerous, divisive and irresponsible representation from Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz that has taken our country in the wrong direction.”
I spoke to Harrington, who said in meeting with constituents, they are focused on jobs and the economy, health care and Medicare, but also the debt. Harrington said they say, “What do we do about the debt? Why don’t we have a budget? Why don’t we stop spending? How irresponsible is our government with our tax dollars?”
Constituents have learned that Rep Wasserman Schultz is further to the left than they realized since she has been focused on DNC matters and not enough on her job in Congress, Harrington related.
Gravis Strategies conducted the survey October 1-2. Harrington trails Rep. Schultz by just 39.7% to 44.2%, with 16.1% of voters surveyed undecided.