Poll: Republican Frank Farkas opens narrow lead over Democrat Dwight Dudley in race for House District 68

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Republican Frank Farkas has opened a narrow lead over Democrat Dwight Dudley in the race for battleground House District 68.

According to a new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, Farkas is at 45.5% in the polls, while Dudley is at 44.0%.

Newly drawn, District 68 includes an eastern portion of Pinellas County, encompassing Pinellas Park and northern parts of St. Petersburg.

The poll of likely voters was conducted Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.8%.

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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