Between his “off the plantation” remarks, his defense of torture and his sexist House outbursts, it’s not terribly surprising that Republican Congressman Allen West is losing a lot of support among even his own district in Florida.
But what is surprising is that the Tea Party representative is now less popular that DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Yes, in his own district.
According to the Broward Palm Beach New Times, the Broward County portion of West’s district was polled on the two Congressional rivals, and the results weren’t much for West to be happy about. “On the extremes, 29.8 percent of West’s constituents said they had a “very favorable” view of Wasserman Schultz, compared to 23.8 for West. Wasserman Schultz was viewed as “very unfavorable” by 22.6 percent of West’s constituents, compared to 28.6 percent who said they had a “very unfavorable” view of West.”
Of course, the opinion of the DNC chair was even more favorable in the other portion of Broward County that is the Democratic Congresswoman’s district. There, over 31 percent of the district gave Wasserman Schultz a very favorable review, while only 13 percent could say the same of West.
Luckily, for West, there is more than just Broward County in his district. But for a man who won his seat with a double digit leave over his Democratic opponent, he’s got to be getting a little nervous about 2012.
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