When it comes to the midterms, Florida is a state the Republicans really need to hold. Luckily, Republican incumbent Carlos Cubelo is holding his own against Democrat challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.
It’s a slim lead but a lead, nonetheless. The Miami Herald reports:
Independent poll shows Carlos Curbelo with a slim lead over Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
An independent poll shows Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo with a 1 point lead over Democratic challenger Debbie Mucarsel-Powell—and a contingent of undecided voters large enough to decide the election.
A poll conducted by Mason Dixon Strategies and Telemundo 51 from October 3 to October 9 with 625 registered voters who said they were likely to vote showed a race that is essentially a toss-up for Curbelo’s Miami to Key West congressional seat that President Donald Trump lost more than 16 percentage points two years ago. Curbelo captures 46 percent support while Mucarsel-Powell takes 45 percent. Nine percent of voters are undecided as both campaigns spend millions on TV advertising.
Curbelo once had a lead in the race but Mucarsel-Powell has closed the gap in recent weeks through increased TV spending.