Pennsylvania: New Poll Shows Tight Race for Rep. Kanjorski

Posted August 8, 2008 at 5:14pm

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D) continues to be in the danger zone this cycle, according to a poll released by his opponent, Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta (R).

In the Susquehanna Polling and Research survey paid for by Barletta’s campaign, the mayor led the 12-term Congressman 47 percent to 42 percent, with 12 percent undecided. The poll of 400 likely voters was taken July 27-29 and had a margin of error of 5 points.

Susquehanna polling with a comparable sample from late March showed similar results. The district leans Democratic, but Barletta’s national profile and Kanjorski’s publicized ethical troubles have made the 11th district a tossup.