Poll: Salazar leads Shalala 46-43% in FL-27

Poll: Salazar leads Shalala 46-43% in FL-27

Republican Salazar’s image is NET +28 with Hispanic Voters

The Salazar campaign released today a survey in conjunction with the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) showing Republican Maria Elvira Salazar leads incumbent Democrat Donna Shalala 46%-43%. Shalala’s image is underwater among likely voters including those of Hispanic origin.

Read the Salazar Polling Memo here: https://bit.ly/32csH47 

Key Takeaways:

Leading: Republican Maria Elvira Salazar leads Democrat incumbent Donna Shalala 46-43%.

Salazar Leads among Hispanics: Among individuals with a Hispanic origin, Republican Maria Elvira Salazar leads Democrat Donna Shalala 55-33%. Among Cubans, Salazar leads Shalala 62-29%, and among non-Cuban Hispanics, Salazar leads 43-40%.

Salazar’s Image is +20%: Maria Elvira Salazar’s image is a NET +20%, and with individuals of Hispanic origin is a NET +28%.

Shalala’s Image is Underwater: Donna Shalala’s image is a NET -4%, and with individuals of Hispanic origin is a NET -19%.

The poll was conducted on 9/2-9/6 by 1892 Polling, which has extensive Florida experience polling including conducting research for Governor Ron DeSantis’ 2018 campaign.

Florida Politics, Oct. 25, 2018: “The internal poll, conducted by 1892 and obtained by Florida Politics, shows DeSantis with a 1-point lead over Gillum, 47-46 percent… The 1892 poll paints a more optimistic picture for DeSantis than most public polls in the runup to Election Day. According to the RealClearPolitics polling average of the race, Gillum currently has a 5.8 percentage point lead. That average does include a couple outliers, however, including a CNN poll that showed Gillum up 12 points.”

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Born in Little Havana to parents who fled Cuba with just five dollars in their pocket, the pursuit of freedom and the American Dream was instilled into Maria Elvira Salazar at an early age. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped.

Salazar graduated from the University of Miami and later from Harvard University which she paid for herself. She began a career in journalism where she interviewed a wide range of social and political leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Alvaro Uribe, Jose Maria Aznar, Vicente Fox, Juan Manuel Santos, Augusto Pinochet, Nicolas Maduro and, more recently, Juan Guaidó. Winning five Emmy Awards, she was recognized for her passion for freedom and uncovering the oppressive communist and socialist regimes in Latin America especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

Salazar was recently named an NRCC Young Gun cementing her as a top Republican candidate for Congress.

Florida’s 27th Congressional District includes the city of Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, West Miami, Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, South Miami, North Bay Village, Cutler Bay, and Palmetto Bay.