LYCOMING COLLEGE POLLING INSTITUTE
Chris Carney (D-inc): 46%
Chris Hackett (R): 36%
The Sept. 21-25 poll of 460 likely voters has 18% undecided.
In an interview, Carney called Monday's poll results a "reflection of what we've been hearing on the campaign trail from people from both sides of the aisle. I believe constituents are paying attention and appreciate my efforts down here."
Hackett, though, pointed out that Carney failed to reach the 50-percent threshold that incumbents facing re-election strive to reach.
"If you take these poll numbers as credible, Chris Carney at under 50 is a very troubling sign for an incumbent who has had two years to try to bolster his position," he said...Carney is "intentionally trying to mislead voters" into thinking he's a conservative, Hackett said. "If you listen to his rhetoric and watch the way he votes, they are two very different things. ... He may call himself a Blue Dog Democrat (a group of conservative House Democrats), but when he goes to Washington, he's a Pelosi puppy." ..."Mr. Hackett must have a very low opinion of the constituents of the 10th District if he thinks they're not smart enough to see honesty, if he thinks the wool is being pulled over their eyes," Carney said.
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