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Poll: Democrats could win Florida’s Senate seat in November

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Republicans may face a tough road ahead when it comes to Florida’s U.S. Senate seat.

A new Public Policy Polling survey found that Democrats would defeat two of the five Republican Senate candidates in hypothetical general election match-ups. The survey tested how Republicans Carlos Beruff and David Jolly would fare against Democrats Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson.

The survey found either Democratic candidate would come out on top against Beruff and Jolly.

The survey found that Murphy would defeat Beruff 43 percent to 31 percent in a head to head match up. Murphy would garner support from 65 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of independent voters; while Beruff would get support from about 53 percent of Republicans.

Murphy could win by an even larger margin if Jolly is the nominee. The survey found Murphy would receive 44 percent of the vote, compared to 29 percent for Jolly. The survey found 55 percent of Hispanic voters and 72 percent of African-American voters would support Murphy. White voters would be split 35-35 percent between the two men.

Grayson also comes out on top in head-to-head match-ups with Beruff and Jolly. The survey found Grayson would defeat Beruff 41 percent to 32 percent. The race between Grayson and Jolly would be slightly closer, with Grayson receiving 40 percent to Jolly’s 33 percent.

The survey on 737 registered voters was conducted from June 2 through June 5. Forty-three percent of respondents self-identified as Democrats, 40 percent said they were Republicans, and 16 percent said they were independents. The survey has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.

Three other Republicans — Ron DeSantis, Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Todd Wilcox — are running to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. Senate primary is Aug. 30.

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