From the Politico:
Poll Shows Carney In Strong Position For Reelection
A newly-released poll suggests that Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.) is in strong shape for reelection, and is benefiting from his conservative district’s surprisingly high disapproval of President Bush.Carney has a 58 percent approval rating in the district, with only 12 percent of registered voters disapproving of his job performance. Even a majority of registered Republicans in the district (53 percent) said they approve of Carney’s performance in office.
In a head-to-head matchup against his two declared Republican rivals, businessmen Chris Hackett and Dan Meuser, he leads by comfortable margins. Carney leads Meuser 53 percent to 23 percent, while he holds a 55 percent to 21 percent lead over Meuser.
Even more striking than Carney’s high approval ratings is the fact that President Bush is viewed unfavorably by a majority of voters in this solidly-conservative northeastern Pennsylvania district. While Bush won 60 percent of the vote here in 2004, only 45 percent of respondents said they viewed the president favorably today. (Fifty-two percent view Bush unfavorably.)
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