September 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm
A Democratic super-PAC, House Majority PAC, released a poll on Monday that has Democratic candidate Joe Garcia ahead of Republican Rep. David Rivera by 9 percentage points in the race for the newly redrawn Congressional District 26.
The poll, conducted by GBA Strategies for the House Majority PAC and the Service Employees international Union, shows Garcia leading Rivera, 50 percent to 41 percent. Garcia also posted a 9-point lead in an internal poll from his campaign in late August.
According to a polling memo, Rivera– who has been dogged by questions on ethics issues– falls well below the 41 percent he garners at the outset when voters are told about the ongoing investigations into his campaign finance.
Still, Rivera’s numbers have the incumbent ahead. The Hill recently reported that an internal Rivera poll had the incumbent congressman leading Garcia, 44 percent to 38 percent.
The GBA poll surveyed 400 likely voters from Sept. 8-13, and has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.