Republican Mike Miller leads Rep. Linda Stewart by 15 points in new HD 47 poll

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House District 47 voters seem to be ready to replace Democratic state Rep. Linda Stewart with Republican Mike Miller, according to the latest polling from StPetePolls.

In an Oct. 14 poll, Miller receives 56 percent of likely voters, with the incumbent getting just over 41 percent. Only three percent of respondents say they are undecided.

District 47 covers much of Orange County, East Orlando, Winter Park and Belle Isle.

Although Stewart enjoys support from both her base (80 percent) and independents (57 percent), Miller takes a sizable 18 percent of Democrats, added to his massive Republican base (87 percent).

Voters in HD 47 also prefer incumbent Gov. Rick Scott by a 12-point margin to Democratic nominee Charlie Crist, despite being a former Republican and a former governor. Scott leads Crist 47 to 35 percent, with libertarian Adrian Wyllie receiving nearly 14 percent. About 4 percent of respondents remain undecided.

Commissioned by SaintPetersBlog, pollsters randomly chose respondents within the HD 47 registered voter population listed as of September 4. Only voters saying they voted in the 2010 and 2012 general elections and were planning to cast a ballot were included in the results.

The survey sample size was 343, and the poll has a +/- 5.3 percent margin of error at 95 percent confidence level.

 

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.