Poll shows Soderberg and Waltz tied in district Trump won by 17 points


September 10, 2018

Daytona Beach — Today, former U.S. Ambassador and FL-06 Democratic nominee Nancy Soderberg’s campaign released the results of the latest poll of the District, showing Soderberg neck-and-neck with Michael Waltz in a district traditionally considered safely Republican.

September 10, 2018

Close race in Florida’s 6th Congressional District

To: Interested Parties

From: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

A recent survey of likely voters in Florida’s 6th Congressional District 1 finds Nancy Soderberg statistically tied with Michael Waltz (46 percent Soderberg – 47 percent Waltz), in a district that is considered a +7 Republican district and which Donald Trump won by 17 points.

The political environment favors Democrats in this traditionally Republican district. Fifty-two (52) percent of the voters in this district feel the country is on the wrong track and voters feel more unfavorably towards President Trump than favorably (46 percent favorable – 51 percent unfavorable). Enthusiasm for the upcoming election is higher among Democrats than Republicans in the district. Voters in this district have even turned away from their current representative and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who earns only 37 percent favorable rating while 44 percent rate him unfavorably.

Nancy Soderberg has the experience that fits what voters are looking for in this environment, and can win this race with the resources to communicate to voters. She has proven herself to be a formidable fundraiser, raising more than 2 million dollars as of September 7, 2018.

Figure 1: Generic and Initial Vote

1 GQR conducted a live telephone survey among 400 likely general election voters in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. The survey was conducted from September 4-6, 2018. The margin of error on a sample of this size is ± 4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence interval. Thirty-one percent of the interviews were conducted on cell phones.

For more information contact: Wellesley Daniels wellesley@soderbergforcongress.com.