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September 17, 2008

Dem Poll Tells Different Story


Never leave bad news unchallenged. That's the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's motto today. On the heels of an independent poll showing Republican Lou Barletta leading Democrat Paul Kanjorski, the DCCC released their own survey showing Kanjorski ahead.

The poll, conducted by Grove Insight for the DCCC, surveyed 400 likely voters between 9/14-15 for a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. Kanjorski, the incumbent, and Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta were tested.

General Election Matchup
Kanjorski.........48
Barletta..........39

Obama.............48
McCain............42

The previous survey, conducted by Franklin and Marshall University, showed Barletta ahead by nine points. Both parties maintain their candidate is in good shape for November, and Democrats are spending heavily to try to save their incumbent.