Cory Mills holds a slim advantage over Anthony Sabatini in CD 7

New poll shows Republican Cory Mills side by side with Antoine Sabatini in the Republican primary for Florida’s 7th congressional district. The news comes as a PAC launches a major ad buy opposing Sabatini’s candidacy.

St. Pete Polls interrogates likely Republican voters in CD 7 show combat veteran Mills leading an eight-person GOP group with 23% of the vote. But Sabatini, a state representative, sits nearly tied with him at 22%.

Both candidates stand out. But Brady Dukethe best fundraiser in the contest, comes with 12%.

rusty robertchief of staff to the former US representative. John Mica, was the choice of 9% of respondents. Erika Benfield and Ted Edwards recorded with 5% support and Al Santos and Scott Sturgil each got about 3%.

Pollsters conducted the poll for Florida Politics and spoke to 205 likely GOP Primary voters on Aug. 5. The poll has a margin of error of 6.8 percentage points.

It should be noted that the poll found that Mills fared better among voters who had already mailed in an absentee ballot. Nearly 24% of those voters supported Mills, compared to just over 21% for Sabatini and about 14% for Duke. About 20% of respondents said they had already voted.

Mills and Sabatini fared particularly well with female voters, with Mills winning over 25% of women polled and Sabatini gaining 24% support.

Sabatini outperformed among voters aged 30 to 49, where around 36% plan to vote for the conservative brandon. But no respondents under 30 would support it. He and Mills split voters aged 50 to 69, while voters over 70 split for Mills 27% to 20%.

Survey results released as outside group invests heavily in neighborhood against Sabatini. American Liberty Action PAC formed in July and began spending in the district.

Ad Impact reports that the committee has just set aside more than $360,000 in broadcast TV ads and $1,800 for a series of radio ads that will air on talk radio in the region from August 9-15 in the market. Orlando. These ads will reach a politically engaged audience in the Central Florida region where the race will be decided.

Candidates are running to succeed the U.S. Representative. Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat from Winter Park who is not seeking re-election. A new congressional map in Florida has reshaped a Democrat’s seat Joe Biden brought to the one that republican donald trump won.

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Jack L. Goldstein