Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pennsylvania 11th CD poll

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll has Republican Mayor Lou Barletta leading incumbent Congressman Paul Kanjorski by 9 points.


Barletta is leading Kanjorski 44 percent to 35 percent, with 21 percent undecided, according to the poll of 547 registered voters in their northeastern Pennsylvania congressional district.

F&M hasn't posted the poll on it's website yet and that 21% undecided number jumps out at me. I'll check out the cross tabs and methodology when they are available.

Barletta is thrilled:

"Those results seem to coincide with what I've been hearing all across the 11th Congressional District: The hard-working people of northeastern Pennsylvania want a new congressman. They are tired of the same old, embarrassing antics and the dismal lack of leadership in Congress and they want change."

Kanjo spokesman Ed Mitchell (yes, he's still with us) casts doubt on the numbers:

Kanjorski campaign spokesman Ed Mitchell dismissed the poll. He said the sample was weighted too heavily to voters 65 and older and did not reflect voting patterns in the district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 margin.

"We are confident the voters will choose Paul Kanjorski, who has a record of standing up for working people in northeastern Pennsylvania, instead of Lou Barletta, who sides with George Bush's policies that have driven our economy into the ground."


NEPAExpat said...

Paul Kanjorski headed the the committee that was in charge of overseeing the banks. Read the financial papers lately? Kanjorski had the ability to intervene. Why else would Countrywide Financial and many other firms associated with the financial fallout give him so much money?

Fortunately for him, since it isn't a sex scandal, no one will care. Maybe when the layoffs hit, people will care. Apparently according to the jobs available, it's about to get ugly. Here's a local job post to back the claim.

But like all financial meltdowns it was all the fault of GWB.

Bush may be Hoover, but Clinton as Coolidge set the wheels in motion.

pj the wb lefty said...

What is Lou's plan to fix this?

Anonymous said...

Ed Mitchell says "the sample was weighted too heavily to voters 65 and older".

That should be Kanjo's bread and butter. If he can't win with the 65+ crowd, better send the congressman a cardboard box.

PA progressive said...

A different poll has Kanjo up by 9.

Anonymous said...

Finally this worn out piece of shit is on his way out