Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10323

Geography Surveyed: FL 9th Congressional District
Data Collected: 09/21/2006 - 09/25/2006
Release Date: 09/26/2006 9:55 AM ET
Sponsor: WFLA-TV Tampa

Bilirakis Succeeds Father in FL9; Seat Stays Republican: In an election in Florida's 9th Congressional District today, 9/26/06, Republican Gus Bilirakis defeats Democrat Phyllis Busansky 61% to 32%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WFLA-TV Tampa. Bilirakis is the son of the Republican incumbent, Michael Bilirakis, who is retiring after 24 years in the House. Bilirakis gets 92% of Republican votes. Busansky gets 71% of Democrat votes. 21% of Democrats cross over to vote for the Republican. Bilirakis wins 5:3 among Independents. Bilirakis leads 15:1 among conservatives. Busansky leads by 18 points among liberals. Moderates split. Among those who approve of President George W. Bush's performance in office, 91% pick Bilirakis. Of those who disapprove of Bush, 62% pick Busansky.

Filtering: 800 Registered Voters from Florida's 9th Congressional District, chosen using Registration Based Sample from Aristotle International, were interviewed 9/21/06, 9/24/06, and 9/25/06. Of them, 491 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters. Interviewing was suspended during the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah, 9/22/06 and 9/23/06.

  Asked of 491 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Gus Bilirakis? Democrat Phyllis Busansky? Or some other candidate?

61% Bilirakis (R)
32% Busansky (D)
7% Undecided

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