No Blue Wave in 1st Congressional District, Gaetz has better than 2:1 lead

According to an Inweekly/Political Matrix poll of 730 likely Congressional District 1 voters, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has
a commanding lead with 55.5 percent with Democrat Dr. Jennifer Zimmerman following with 24.8 percent leaving 19.7 percent of the
voters still uncertain as to who they are going to vote for in this race for the general election.

Matt Gaetz 55.5%
Jennifer Zimmerman 24.8%
Don’t know candidates 12.6%
Undecided 7.1%


In 2016, State Rep. Gaetz won the general election against Democratic newcomer, Steven Specht, with 69.1 percent of the vote for the seat that became open when longtime U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R) announced that he wouldn’t seek another term.

Vote % Votes
Matt Gaetz 69.10% 255,107
Steven Specht 30.90% 114,079


The persons sampled were likely Congressional District 1 voters of general election cycles. The voters were called using an Interactive
Voice Response (IVR) system during the hours of 12-8 p.m. Oct. 18-21. The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 3.5 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent.