Allen West’s Own District Prefers Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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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Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson6 years ago

Yeah, I sound like a lot of people (115,411 in District 22) who like Col. Allen West. Read this morning's blog

Charles Temm JR
Charles Temm JR6 years ago

It is strange how often this site and others (of both major parties) will turn to the slim hopes of a single poll to bolster their own pre conceived notions.

The DNC head, Rep Wasserman-Schultz is without doubt one of the worst people either party has picked in my lifetime for the job of communicating, facilitating ideas, and marshaling resources of their political organizations. Incoherent, grossly factually challenged, and coming across as a party hardliner, she has become quite the useful foil for her party's opponents.

At a time when congressional members of both parties are widely held in contempt, the claim that someone in another district has slightly higher appeal ratings is immaterial. Worse, to get this poll result, the poll took in only a single district-a historically Dem leaning one. It would be interesting to see similar polls taken in other areas of Mrs Wasserman-Schultz's district but that would of course possibly invalidate the point nervous Dems are trying to make.

Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander6 years ago

I have always liked Ms Waserman-Shultz and will always wish her luck dealing with Mr. West who needs to get a new job. Thanks for the article.

Steve Vincenti
Steve Vincenti6 years ago

Just one more example of "buyers remorse" regarding the republican-tea party sweep of 2010!! As a resident of South Florida and supporter of Ms Wasserman Shultz, I am so glad to see some common sense returning to Florida politics!! Hey Rick Scott, dont get too comfortable, we will be getting reid of you soon!!

Jo Patterson

I'm waiting for Lynn's response to your points, too, Audrey. Can the vitriol and name-calling, folks, stay on point. Lynn, when I get all upset and frustrated I like to invoke Glen Quagmire's ("Family Guy") credo, quote, "Heh. All right." It helps me calm down.

Marg Wood
Marg W6 years ago

Just reading the comments. Come to think of it, I do think that someone sounds just like someone else we know.Very strange!

Audrey H.
Audrey H6 years ago

No, Lynn I do not live in Florida, but I see that you haven't engaged me and any of the points that I have made regarding your regurgitation of right wing rhetoric. Check back with me when you can actually bring an argument into the mix.

Also, earlier you said, "See, just what I expected...personal attacks when the far left don't agree with you." Can spell hypocrasy when you made the comment: "Gee, Liz, work on that personality a wee bit." Nice to see you contradict yourself.

Further, when you said, "Are you trying to say that we ALL are just plain stupid and that only you have the answers to this prosperous economy of ours?" You answered your own question by ending saying "GO WEST!"

Debbie Brady
Debbie Brady6 years ago

The tea party is over, swept away by the reality of the OWS movement. Those freshmen tea party congressmen will soon find themselves unemployed.
Maybe then they will wish they had voted on a jobs bill.

Marianne C.
Marianne C6 years ago

Elizabeth K ~~

"Anyone else find it odd that Lynn joined in 2009, but only now started posting? No friends, no real profile."

As a matter of fact, I was just thinking that very same thing. This is someone who never existed until a certain prominent she-troll and self-described paid disruptor began taking hits from every direction for her obnoxious behavior on the board. Then "Lynn" suddenly appears out of nowhere, and comes in swinging, taking personal swipes at you and determinedly calling you "Liz."

You'd think if she really CARED what "you liberals" had been doing and saying, she'd have posted something during the past two years, wouldn't you? But no; she lies in wait... almost as if she were really nothing but a spare identity, kept in cold storage for a time when the old identity had earned too many negative responses and reprisals.

I strongly suspect another sock puppet. As soon as she used the terms "scum" and "bottom-feeders," the jig will be up.

Gary S.
Gary S6 years ago

Lynn A. said "Off to a meeting on saving our beach."
You must be one of those barrier island people who got the republicans to set up the homeowners insurance policies so that Florida mainlanders have to pay for your premiums to live on the ocean. Damn socialist slackers. Making us pay for your luxury homes when the storms come.