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.