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Pennsylvania 7th District - Meehan vs. Lentz

Candidates

Bryan Lentz

Bryan Lentz (D)

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Patrick Meehan

Patrick Meehan (R)

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RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
Governor | Senate | PA-3 | PA-4 | PA-6 | PA-8 | PA-10 | PA-11 | PA-12 | PA-13 | PA-15 | PA-17

----------PAST KEY RACES----------


2008:
President | PA-3 | PA-10 | PA-11
2006: Senate | Governor | PA-4 | PA-6 | PA-7 | PA-8 | PA-10
2004: President | Senate | PA-13

Polling Data

PollDateSampleLentz (D)Meehan (R)Spread
Final Results----44.054.9Meehan +10.9
Franklin & Marshall10/5 - 10/11400 LV3134Meehan +3
The Hill/Penn, Schoen & Berland (D)10/2 - 10/7405 LV3940Meehan +1
Monmouth10/4 - 10/6670 LV4549Meehan +4
PA7

Race Analysis

10/30/10 -- Although this has been a good Republican year and the Republican is generally leading in the polls for this open seat, we look at the fact that three Democratic Presidential candidates in a row have carried this district and that its current occupant, Joe Sestak, will be atop the ticket, and can't help but conclude that this will be a tough race.

Previous Election Results

  2008: Sestak (D) 60%, Williams (R) 40%   2008: Obama (D) 56%, McCain (R) 43%
  2006: Sestak (D) 56%, Weldon (R) 44%   2004: Kerry (D) 53%, Bush (R) 47%
  2004: Weldon (R) 59%, Scoles (D) 40%   2000: Gore (D) 50%, Bush (R) 47%