Democrats Meek and Ferre Tied in Fla. Senate Race

Thursday, 04 Feb 2010 10:33 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
MIAMI, FL - Even with a 10 month campaign advantage and being outspent roughly 33 to 1, a new swing state poll shows Democrat Maurice Ferre virtually tied with Miami Congressman Kendrick Meek when placed head-to-head with the Republican challengers.

The first major polling of the Florida Senate race in 2010 indicates Ferre, the former 12 year Mayor of Miami has caught the frontrunner Meek in just the first few months of his campaign.

"Even with hundreds of thousands of dollars in special interest money and insider support, Meek has not come out a winner in this or any other poll released," said Ferre. "The reality is that this race is competitive. I will be the Democratic nominee for Florida."

The Swing State Poll of 800 likely 2010 voters conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates (FMA), a major Republican pollster, shows that Ferre garners nearly the same amount of support against either of the Republican candidates, even though as of December 2009 Congressman Meek had outspent Ferre $1,175 million to $46 thousand. Furthermore, the poll reveals that Ferre beats Meek with Independent voters against either of the Republican candidates. Independents will be crucial in the 2010 general election and Ferre, a centrist Democrat, would have a better chance of beating the Republican nominee.

"Meek, the apparent frontrunner has campaigned for a full year, spending over one million dollars, but this poll clearly demonstrates that spending money isn't resonating with the Florida voters," said Ferre. "My campaign is just gaining momentum and we are virtually tied in the recent poll. There is a lot of work ahead. I am excited."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Top Democratic Aide Says No to Running a 2016 Hillary Campaign

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 19:33 PM

One of the leading candidates to manage Hillary Clinton's expected campaign for U.S. president in 2016 has withdrawn fro . . .

Atlanta US Attorney Yates Tapped for Deputy AG

Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 17:46 PM

President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justi . . .

Allen West Says Goodbye to Florida at Holiday Party

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:49 AM

Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved