Though the Central Florida 15th District, anchored in the city of Lakeland, possesses a reliably Republican voting history, the open seat contest between state Rep. Ross Spano (R-Riverview) and attorney Kristen Carlson (D), is a developing close race. According to a just released Siena College/New York Times survey (10/16-19; 499 FL-15 likely voters from 23,795 original contacts) the two candidates tied at 43% apiece.
Remington Research also went into the field during this same sampling period (10/17-18; 1,369 FL-15 likely voters; automated) and found Mr. Spano clinging to a more comfortable 47-41% advantage. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland) is retiring after four terms.
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