But Fitzgerald's poll also suggests that Buchanan has fallen in the eyes of his electorate as news has proliferated that Buchanan is the target of probes regarding various financial improprieties. The SEA Polling survey showed Buchanan with underwater favorables -- 44 percent viewing him favorably, 46 percent viewing him unfavorably. The poll explains why the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has made Buchanan one of its top targets despite the fact that President Obama lost Florida's 16th District in 2008. If Buchanan has negative favorables and is below 50 percent in a general election matchup before Fitzgerald's campaign has really begun in earnest, Democratic chances of success in that seat look higher.
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