Just a week ago, polling showed Republican Frank Farkas with a narrow 1.5% lead over Democrat Dwight Dudley in House District 68. But that was without accounting for NPA candidate Matt Weidner, a libertarian who could siphon votes away from Farkas.
This appears to be the scenario in the latest survey from St. Pete Polls. Farkas now trails Dudley 43.1% to 47.3% among “active” voters who have participated in at least one election over the last four years. Weidner pulls 4.8% of the vote, with the same amount of voters undecided.
Among registered voters, regardless of voting history, Farkas is at 44.1%, while Dudley is at 44.2%.
A week ago, Farkas was at 45.5% in the polls, with Dudley 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 was conducted Oct. 15 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6%.