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17 Oct 2010

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll…the 19th consecutive year of polling in Pennsylvania

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October 17, 2010 Category: Commentary Posted by:

Below are the results of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll conducted in Pennsylvania ‘s 7th congressional district. Complete results can be found in the attachment or at


Key Findings


  • Pat Meehan has a slight advantage over Bryan Lentz among all registered adults, 33 percent to 28 percent, with about two in five (37 percent) adults still undecided. Meehan’s advantage is about the same among those more likely to vote, 34 percent to 31 percent, with 34 percent undecided.
  • Many registered adults in the seventh congressional district are still undecided about their choices for US senate (22 percent) and governor (32 percent). Joe Sestak leads Pat Toomey in the district among all registered adults, 43 percent to 34 percent, and among likely voters, 45 percent to 37 percent. Dan Onorato and Tom Corbett are in a dead heat among registered adults, 35 percent to 34 percent, and among likely voters, 37 percent to 36 percent.
  • Unemployment and the economy (49 percent) are the primary issues facing respondents and their families in the district.
  • The positive job performance ratings for both President Obama (44 percent) and Governor Rendell (52 percent) are higher in the district compared to their overall state-wide ratings.
  • More voters in the 7th CD believe that policy makers in Washington should be concerned with stimulating the economy (52 percent) than with reducing the deficit (41 percent).
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