Brown-Waite Poll Shows Early Strength

Posted December 3, 2009 at 2:22pm

National Democrats haven’t made any serious noise about challenging Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R) this cycle but in case they were considering making a play for her Republican leaning central Florida seat the Congresswoman’s campaign released an internal campaign poll Thursday showing just how strong she is.

According to the survey of 300 likely registered voters 62 percent of 5th district voters approve of the job the four-term Congresswoman is doing while 18 percent disapprove. The survey, which was conducted by the the Tarrance Group, even found that just over half of district’s Democrats approve of the job she’s doing.

And perhaps more telling is the finding that just 36 percent of district voters approve of the job that President Obama is doing while 54 percent disapprove. Last year the 5th district gave Obama 43 percent of the vote in the presidential race.

The poll was in the field Nov. 18 and 19 and had a 5.8 point margin of error.