Republican Beating Liberal Democrat Incumbent In High-Profile Congressional Race


by Javier Manjarres

It appears that Democrat Congressman Joe Garcia’s full-throated endorsement of President Obama’s failed presidency and job-killing economic agenda, has backfired on the embattled Miamian, who is now trailing Republican congressional nominee Carlos Curbelo in the latest St. Leo University poll.

The poll, which sampled 400 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 5 percent, has Curbelo beating Garcia my a spread of 46-42.

“Congressman Garcia is in a weaker position than he may have hoped for with less than a month to go in the campaign,” said Frank Orlando, a political science instructor at Saint Leo University. “Curbelo, the Republican challenger, can take satisfaction in knowing that over twice as many voters view him as strongly favorable than strongly unfavorable.

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