The internal poll is within the margin of error, but this is really good news for West. The fact that he just raised $838,450 in the first quarter of 2010 doesn’t hurt either.
From Dave Weigel at WaPo:
The campaign of Col. Allen West (ret.), probably the 2010 congressional candidate with the biggest Republican fan base, released an internal survey that has him leading by 2 points, 44 to 42 percent, over Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.).
West ran in 2008 and got 45 percent of the vote, boosted by support from national conservatives but lacking real backing from the national party. This time he’s got the support of the NRCC; this should be one of the 40 seats Republicans win if they take control of the House in November.
Here’s the great speech West gave at the opening of his campaign headquarters on the 17th: