Aronberg poll shows 49-24 lead over Keever in state attorney raceby George Bennett | October 26th, 2012
Democrat Dave Aronberg‘s internal polling shows him with a 2-to-1 lead over Republican rival Dina Keever in the Palm Beach County state attorney’s race, according to a memo released by Aronberg’s campaign today.
The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted Monday through Wednesday and shows Aronberg at 49 percent, Keever at 24 percent and no-party candidate Robert Gershman at 5 percent with 22 percent undecided. The poll by the Kitchens Group has a 4 percent margin of error.
While the poll was in the field, WPTV Channel 5 reported Tuesday that the state Ethics Commission had decided to investigate an August complaint alleging that Aronberg improperly engaged in campaign activities before he announced his candidacy in January.
Tuesday was also the day that Keever began her TV campaign with ads citing the ethics investigation.
Aronberg, who says he’s confident the ethics complaint will be dismissed, has been running TV spots for several weeks and has spent about $300,000 on television time.