By Justin Sink
West is facing a tough reelection battle after redistricting forced him into a new congressional district more evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. Florida's 18th district, where West is now competing, contains less than a quarter of the congressman's current constituents.
Murphy's poll also measured presidential preference in the district and found presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama 49 percent to 46.
The Hill continues to project this race as a toss-up in its latest round of House election ratings.