Tim Canova is challenging former DNC chair and Clinton campaign staffer Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, who she currently represents in the United States House.
A new poll conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates immediately after Wasserman Schultz stepped down as head of the DNC shows her lead over primary challenger Tim Canova, who has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders, down to just 8 percentage points.
Wasserman Schuiltz leads Canova 46 to 38 percent, according to the poll. With just weeks to go until the crucial primary, 16 percent of respondents were undecided.
When respondents were provided with more information about Canova, Wasserman Schultz’s lead dropped to just three points, a promising sign for Canova’s campaign, who will need to win over a majority of undecided voters in the coming weeks.
Canova has raised more than $2,000,000 as of June, with almost every dollar raised by his campaign in the form of a contribution less than $200. In contrast, more than $1,000,000 of the $3,000,000 raised by Wasserman Schultz was through donations greater than $2,000.
If Canova is successful in his challenge to Wasserman Schultz, he will almost certainly be on his way to Congress. Florida’s 23rd District has voted blue since it was created in 1993.