Democratic mouthpiece Alan Grayson is seven points down after his smear ad against his conservative opponent backfired this week.
Grayson was caught smearing his conservative opponent and comparing him to the Taliban. Grayson defended his “Taliban Dan” ad to the press.
The Weekly Standard reported:
It turns out smearing your mainstream Republican, Baptist opponent as Talibanesque by altering video of him doesn’t play that well in a moderate House district or among Independents.
Thanks to his ridiculous rhetoric and just-released “Taliban Dan” ad, Rep. Alan Grayson is now running seven points behind Republican Dan Webster, according to a Sunshine State Poll.
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Webster, a former state senator, leads the freshman congressman 43-36 in the survey of 559 likely voters conducted Sept. 25-27. TEA (“Taxed Enough Already”) Party candidate Peg Dunmire drew 6 percent and NPA hopeful George Metcalfe garnered 3 percent, while 9 percent remained undecided (2 percent cited “other” and 1 percent refused to state).
In another unsurprising development, Grayson may be running behind because people think he’s a giant jerk who says insane things about political opponents… 51 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of the Orlando-area congressman.
At least he can count on a career in the state-run media after his loss.