Now, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows Republican Challenger Daniel Webster pulling away in the race for Florida's 8th Congressional District.
At this point in the race, Webster’s lead appears to be insurmountable, and Grayson’s entire campaign strategy appears to have backfired on him.
You know you’re in trouble when the story reporting the poll results describes you as “increasingly malodorous.”
Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows.
Webster, a former state senator, leads Grayson, D-Orlando, 48-41. Florida TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire garnered 4 percent, No Party Affiliation candidate George Metcalfe got 1 percent, and 5 percent of respondents were undecided.
In a previous poll, conducted Sept. 25, Webster led Grayson 43-36, an identical 7-point margin.
"Webster has to be the favorite here. Grayson has failed to turn his negative image around, and is still viewed in a negative light by a 55-38 margin," said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted both polls. "This means Grayson has very little if any room to grow."
Poll wonks can find the crosstabs for the survey here (PDF).
This District went for Obama in 2008, but Grayson’s favorability ratings are even lower than the President’s in the region. It just goes to show that constantly being a horse’s ass catches up with you sooner or later. Grayson is an embarrassment to the 8th Congressional District electorate, and they appear to have had enough of him.