Florida US House Elections: Democratic US Rep. Alan Grayson Behind in Polls to Republican Daniel Webster by 7%


Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus, MSNBC confronts Allan Grayson as his  act wearing thin with Florida voters …

Democrat incumbent Alan Grayson (FL-US 8 District) is behind in the polls to Republican Daniel Webster by 7%. It would appear that the voters in Florida are fed up with the outrageous, inflammatory and obnoxious antics of Alan Grayson. His latest attack political ad, Taliban Dan, was over the top and reprehensible even for Grayson’s standards. However, as many have come to realize, Grayson has no standards.

Hot Air points out the VIDEO of the confrontation between Grayson and MSNBC. You know it is bad for Democrats when you are called on the carpet by MSNBC for his “Taliban Dan” political ad which has backfired … How bad does it get for Grayson … he fires back during the interview at MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer for not discussing woman’s issues. If one did not know better, one would have thought that Grayson was doing a FOX News interview.


MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer confronts Grayson

In one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation, Republican Daniel Webster now holds a 7-point lead over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in Central Florida’s 8th Congressional District, according to a new Sunshine State News Poll.

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).

Digging deeper, the numbers look even worse for Grayson as 51 percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable view of the Orlando-area congressman.

“Grayson has real problems here,” said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted the poll for Sunshine State News.

Here is a badge of honor for US Rep. Grayson, he is more unpopular than President Obama.

“He’s even more unpopular than the president, which is not surprising given how controversial he has been with his rhetoric, overall style and TV ads.”

Lee added, “It’s fascinating that both Grayson and the president have virtually the same image (a positive/negative ratio of 34/51), but Grayson is actually disliked more by independents (36/47 favorable/unfavorable) while Obama is only 36/37.”

So much for softball interviews for Alan Grayson on MSNBC. Rep. Alan Grayson’s ‘Taliban’ ad backfires

But FactCheck.org says the narrative crafted by the Florida Democrat’s campaign distorts what Webster was actually saying.

“Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said,” the nonpartisan site, sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, wrote on its blog Monday.

Grayson was also reprimanded by the Orlando Sentinel, which posted a story Monday headlined “Grayson’s ‘Taliban Dan’ Ad Takes Webster’s Words Out of Context, Twists Meaning.”

“By twisting Webster’s words, Grayson risks eroding some of the support he may have won from independent voters,” the paper concluded.

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  • Comments

    18 Responses to “Florida US House Elections: Democratic US Rep. Alan Grayson Behind in Polls to Republican Daniel Webster by 7%”

    1. Rusty Bridges on September 29th, 2010 10:17 am

      is grayson related to rick sanchez? They sure look and act the same.

      me thinks there is a cuban in the wood pile…

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    3. Addiction Analyst on September 29th, 2010 11:12 am

      Grayson has been very outspoken, maybe he is living in the wrong district to be so freely honest with this comments, but that is what made him different.

    4. super dave on September 29th, 2010 11:33 am


    5. Steve on September 29th, 2010 1:34 pm

      The folks at MSNBC can’t even stand this guy. This guy is a nut job, this is not the first rant where his conclusions are more an attempt at shock and awe than based on the facts. This guy needs to go! I don’t care, put a monkey in his place if you have to Floridians!

    6. Joe on September 29th, 2010 2:39 pm

      Grayson is a pig and a liar. He is a wacko and makes inane statements. How in the world was this guy elected in the first place.

    7. mochabean on September 29th, 2010 4:54 pm

      Come on, Floridians!! Vote this nutjob out!! Grayson is a crazy and needs to retire.

    8. Bev5 on September 29th, 2010 5:34 pm

      Grayson is a pig, but so is Rangel – there never seems to be a lack of idiots who do not mind voting this type in again and again.

      You get what you vote for.

    9. Peggy on September 29th, 2010 8:13 pm

      According to Mr. Grayson’s logic i.e. taking Dan Webster’s words out of context, it’s OK to plant evidence on someone you think is guilty. Hope that the disturbing Mr Alan Grayson Esquire never served in law enforcement or even worse as a DA

    10. Fartknocker on September 29th, 2010 11:36 pm

      It’s kinda funny that MSNBC reporter is going so hard after a Dem incumbent. Have not seen FOX do this with a GOP runner.
      SM: You obviously do not watch FOX. Did you miss the Charlie Crist interviews?

    11. jodyo on September 30th, 2010 8:32 am

      This is the SAME Congressman who either gave or tried to give Cindy and George Anthony $ 250,000 of our tax dollars for their phony foundation they plan to live off after their daughter murdered their grandchild. Not only is he off his rocker, but I suspect he’s a crook as well, since he seems to be in bed with these thieves.

    12. Jedsil on October 6th, 2010 5:08 pm

      Grayson is everything that’s wrong with politics in the 21st century. He’s a bomb thrower and thrives on content-free polemic. We will never solve any of the challenging problems facing America with people like Grayson in congress. We have enough division in the country without people like Grayson pouring gasoline on the fire. It’s time for him to go.

    13. Mark Anderson on October 13th, 2010 9:16 pm

      It just shows that Republicans can dish it out but they can’t take it.

    14. Gern Blansten on October 16th, 2010 9:45 am

      Alan Grayson is controversial for a number of reasons.
      He stood up to Wall Street and demanded accountability. He controversially got Florida schools to teach the Constitution. He prevented the closing of 6 Orange County schools. He voted against the bank bailouts, and wrote and passed a bill to prevent bailout recipients from giving huge bonuses to their executives. He’s taking on foreclosure fraud.
      No wonder big business spends so much money to get people mad about him. Get the facts. He’s doing good things.
      SM: he’s contoversial becuase he is a loud mouthed bufoon who likes the attention. He is exactly what is wrong with politicans today and it will be a blessing to all if the people from his district vote the clown out of office.

      You people on the LEFT call those on the RIGHT extreem, but you would defend a fool like Alan Grayson. You lose all credibility. So long Alan … dont let the door hit you in the mouth on the way out ..

    15. Gern Blansten on October 16th, 2010 9:46 am

      All you folks that just call him names should read more and yell less.
      SM: And you should buy a vowel and a clue. Grayson is a clown.

    16. Doug on October 18th, 2010 4:42 am

      He is one of the most evil members of Congress. He needs to be sent packing. Looks like he will Good riddance!

    17. Justin on October 21st, 2010 2:56 pm

      Alan Grayson is progressive. He stills cares about the people who elected him. And he is working to make this country better.

    18. Graeme on October 22nd, 2010 11:19 am

      >>Grayson is everything that’s wrong with politics in the 21st century. He’s a bomb thrower and thrives on content-free polemic.

      Yeah, but you’ve got to understand that a lot of the people are bomb throwers too, that don’t care about public policy, they just like hating somebody. That’s while they’ll attack one group for things that they say don’t matter when the other group does it. As someone in a position of authority, Grayson just makes people feel comfortable with their prejudices. (“If he can do it, so can I.”)

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