Here’s where sh*t stands in the primaries in HD 5, 6, 15, 61, and 96

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With five days to go before the Primary, here is an update on the state of several state House races which have been described as relatively competitive during the course of the past several months; in some cases, that’s no longer accurate, while in other campaigns, the race is still up for grabs.

St. Pete Polls was in the field on Wednesday evening and here are the results (full results can be accessed by clicking on the links):

In House District 5, former State Representative Brad Drake is comfortably ahead of Jan Hooks 76-19 percent among those who say they have already voted and 64-19 percent overall.

In House District 6, among those who say they have already voted, it’s Jay Trumbull at 38 percent, Thelma Rohan at 32 percent, Melissa Hagan at 18 percent, and Tho Bishop at 11 percent. Trumbull’s overall lead is eight points.

In House District 15, Jay Fant is well ahead of Paul Renner, 46 to 30 percent. Fant’s lead with those who have voted early is 23 points.

In the Democratic primary in HD 61, Sean is leading Ed Narain overall by six points, but Narain leads Shaw by four points among those who say they plan to vote. Don’t count out Sharon Carter, either, who is pulling 26 percent of votes of those who have already cast their ballot.

Finally, in HD 96, Kristin Jacobs is pummeling Steve Perman in the Democratic primary, 53 to 11 percent.

A report with updated polling in HD 40 and 74 will be posted on Monday

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