Internal poll shows Matt Willhite leading Palm Beach County Commission race

Democratic Rep. Matt Willhite holds a seven-point lead in the Primary for Palm Beach County Commission District 6, according to a polling memo released by his campaign on Tuesday.

According to the poll, conducted by SEA Polling and Design, Willhite pulls ahead by 22 points once voters are given more information about his and the other candidates’ backgrounds. Both measures fall outside of the poll’s margin of error.

Additionally, the poll found 47% of voters were familiar with Willhite, which matches the name ID score for incumbent Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who is vacating the seat after her current term.

“It’s clear that voters recognize my lifetime of service to our country and community and are excited to have a Palm Beach County Commissioner who puts public service over politics,” Willhite said.

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