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New Poll: Gray continues to lead, Hill closing

The latest poll by SaintPetersblog.com on the Florida House District 2 race shows that the Republican primary has tightened up with still a significant percentage of the votes undecided.

Ed Gray, the former mayor of Gulf Breeze, has 23 percent of respondents’ support, followed by Tea Party favorite Mike Hill with 17 percent, Scott Miller 12 percent, Nobles 9 percent, Mark Taylor 7 percent and David Radcliffe 4 percent. The poll showed 28 percent of respondents were undecided.

The qualifying for the race ends noon Tuesday, April 23. The GOP primary is three weeks away–May 14.

Signs are starting to pop up in neighborhoods. The negative mailer criticizing the political careers of Gray and former City Councilman Jack Noble that hit the district last week appears to have helped Hill the most. His campaign also got a boost from Sheriff David Morgan who announced his endorsement of Hill.

Gray has focused on endorsements from the business community, holding a fundraiser at Baskerville-Donovan last Wednesday. Meanwhile Nobles held a successful fundraiser last week in Tallahassee. Miller picked the endorsement of Commissioner Gene Valentino and Taylor has been running a grassroots campaign, knocking on doors and getting out yard signs. Radcliffe has been relatively quiet compared to his Republican opponents.