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Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers highlighting Joe Garcias strong position in Floridas 26th Congressional District, after Republican Rep. David Rivera continues to make headlines amid ethics violations and concerns. Garcia, who is leading by 7 points (46% - 39%) against the embroiled Congressman, is expected to see larger gains as more voters learn about Riveras improper funneling of campaign funds. In the poll conducted on September 12 and 13 in Floridas 26th Congressional District, Garcias lead balloons significantly when voters learn more about the FBI investigation against Rivera from a 7 point lead to a 13 point lead (49%-36%). A full 66% of likely voters have serious concerns or some concerns about Rivera being investigated by the FBI and state officials for tax evasion, while 63% have those concerns regarding improper use of campaign funds Also asked in the poll were voters opinions on Medicare and social security. Among likely voters in the District, 59% disagree with Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to end Medicare and create a voucher program. More concerning for Rivera is that 665 favor and will vote for a candidate who will preserve the program without any cuts. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said, Voters in Florida know that we cant go back to the same in Congress thats why a majority favor Joe Garcia instead of the ethically challenged Rivera. For voters who care about protecting and preserving Medicare for future generations, Joes got your back and will make sure that these programs that help Floridas seniors are here to stay. Polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted by Public Policy Polling on September 12th and 13th in a survey of 578 likely voters in Floridas 26th District. The margin of error for this survey was +/- 4.07%. A Link to these polling results can be found here http://www.scribd.com/doc/106278421. A memo highlighting these polling results can be found here http://www.scribd.com/doc/106277517. ### ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is the people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.
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