Broward Beat, the newsite of former Sun-Sentinel political writer Buddy Nevins, polled the liberal county's two big Congressional seats, 20 and 22, held by Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Allen West, the tea-party African American Republican war vet.
To say the two don't like each other would be an understatement. Especially after West called Wasserman Schultz vile, and she called him sexist.
The poll shows that Wasserman Schultz has the upper hand in Democrat-blue Broward. She is viewed more favorably in West's district than West. She was viewed favorably by 47 percent, he by 42 percent. Not huge. Not necessarily a shock. But interesting.
Republicans will have to take note: No matter how they redraw the districts during this January's reapportionment hearings, the DNC chair will be tough to beat, according to the poll.
From the blog:
Broward voters either like or hate U. S. Rep. Allen West.
A poll in the Broward portion of West’s District 22 found likely voters evenly split in their views of the controversial Tea Party favorite.
“Half the people who rated him liked him while the other half didn’t. He’s an extremely polarizing figure,” said Jim Kane, Browardbeat.com’s pollster who did the survey from November 7 through November 10
West, R-Plantation, had an unfavorable ratings of 44.1 percent, the survey found.
“Most of these voters will probably never vote for him,” Kane said. ”Any time an incumbent has negatives above thirty percent before a campaign has even begun, suggests he or she is vulnerable.”
At the same time, 42.8 percent of the voters surveyed had favorable views of West.
Only 13.1 percent had no views of West, who is a national media favorite as a veteran and a black conservative Republican.