It looks like Rep. Allen West, one of the dumbest and most extreme members of Congress, could lose his House seat in November. A new poll shows his challenger, Patrick Murphy, leading by 9 points over West. There isn’t a lot of polling in individual House races, so there’s less to go on in making a prediction.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is trailing his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by nine points, according to a new Democratic poll.
The poll, conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research on Sept. 26-27, found that 52 percent of those surveyed support Murphy, compared to 43 percent for West, a Tea Party favorite. The margin widened even more among Independents: 58 percent said they backed Murphy versus 40 percent supporting the freshman Republican.
The West campaign released its own poll last week that showed him leading by that same margin, but polls put out by the campaigns can rarely be trusted. Another Republican firm released a poll showing Murphy up by 4 points. We can only hope that West is sent packing. That would be one less lunatic in the House.