Two new polls, two different views of West-Murphy raceby George Bennett | October 19th, 2012
Polling has been all over the map in the big-dollar congressional race between U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, and Democrat Patrick Murphy.
Two surveys released in the past 24 hours add to the uncertainty.
A poll released Thursday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and WPTV Channel 5 shows West with a 51-to-42 percent lead over Murphy.
A poll released today for Sunshine State News by Voter Survey Service, a Pennsylvania firm that polls for news organizations and has done work for the Pennsylvania GOP, shows a virtual tie with West edging Murphy by a 49-to-48 percent margin.
West and Murphy will debate tonight on WPTV Channel 5 at 8 p.m. The debate can also be viewed at www.palmbeachpost.com