HD 63 incumbent Mark Danish faces double digit deficit in latest poll

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House District 63 candidate Shawn Harrison has nabbed a 13-point lead over incumbent Mark Danish, according to a recent St. Pete Polls survey of 398 likely voters.

Harrison, a Tampa attorney, leads his Democratic opponent 53 percent to 30 percent; 7 percent of respondents were undecided.

District 63 covers Tampa and other parts of Hillsborough County.

That district is also favoring Gov. Rick Scott over Democrat Charlie Crist. The two-point 45 percent to 43 percent lead is not statistically significant though. Libertarian Adrian Wylie is polling at 9 percent.

The St. Pete Polls survey was conducted by phone on Monday, Oct. 14 using registered voter lists supplied by the state of Florida as of Sept. 4. There’s a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.