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Poll: Bill Young leads Charlie Justice by 12% in Florida CD10

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According to exclusive poll results obtained by this blog, Republican Congressman Bill Young holds a 12- point lead over Democratic state Senator Charlie Justice.  Young leads Justice 45% – 33% according to this poll taken on March 17 & 18  and has a margin of error of 4.9%.  Keep in mind, this is not my poll, so I cannot verify the polls’ results, but my source for this information is from the same source that provided the spot-on polling data during the St. Petersbug Mayoral Race.

A 14-point lead is about where I’d put the race at this point anyway, although I believe Justice may be a point or two closer than what this poll indicates.  The challenge for Justice remains convincing voters to turn away from an elected official they have supported for decades.

The Favorable/Unfavorable breakdown supports this position as both candidates have relatively strong Fav/Unfav ratios:

Congressman Bill Young

Very Favorable 10%

Favorable 31%

Mixed 4%

Somewhat Unfavorable 13%

Very Unfavorable 7%

Recognize, but Can’t Rate 18%

Don’t Recognize 17%

State Senator Charlie Justice

Very Favorable 12%

Somewhat Favorable 20%

Mixed 4%

Somewhat Unfavorable 6%

Very Unfavorable 6%

Recoginize, but Can’t Rate 20%

Don’t Recognize 32%

The respondents to this poll were split on whether the country was headed in the right direction:

Right direction 35%

Mixed %24

Wrong track 26%

Don’t know 15%

Saint Petersblog will post results from State Senate District 16 shortly.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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