Poll of HD 65 early voters: Republican Peter Nehr 47.6%, Democrat Carl Zimmerman 46.4%

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Republican Peter Nehr is clinging to a one point lead with early voters over Democrat Carl Zimmerman in the surprisingly close race for battleground House District 65.

According to a new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, Nehr is at 47.6%, while Zimmerman is at 46.4% with voters who say they have voted absentee or early.  The race is also close among remaining likely voters, with Nehr at  46.3% to Zimmerman’s 43.7%.

The poll was conducted Nov. 1 and has a margin of error of +/- 5.1%.

As for the veracity of St. Pete Polls data, I wrote this analysis about their numbers vs. actual results and determined, “Its results in the most important races outweigh its askew numbers in down-ballot campaigns. Moreover, the residents and voters involved in these races should be grateful for St. Pete Polls’ contribution to the public debate.”

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