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Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Vote Vets Action Fund released a poll today showing Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy leading Republican Mike Fitzpatrick among likely voters by 49 percent to 46 percent, with 5 percent undecided.
Murphy enjoys an even wider lead among more likely voters.
Among the 87 percent of respondents who say they will “definitely vote,” Murphy holds a 50 percent to 45 percent lead. Among the 75 percent of respondents who actually voted in the last mid-term election in November 2006, Murphy’s lead expands to 52 percent versus 44 percent for Fitzpatrick.
“The new poll showing Patrick Murphy in the lead confirms what we are hearing when we go door-to-door,” said Anna Pascarelli, a correspondence technician at Express Scripts in Bucks County who belongs to SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. “Working families in Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional district know that Republican Mike Fitzpatrick would take us back to the exact same failed policies that wrecked the economy. We need to invest in jobs and move this country forward.”
“Patrick Murphy’s lead is no surprise to us,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org. “Veterans know what the people of his district know: Patrick Murphy served his country with distinction in Iraq and that he is now working to fix our economy as a member of the United States Congress. He has a winning record, and that’s reflected pretty clearly in the poll.”
Harstad Strategic Research conducted the telephone survey of 507 likely voters in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional district from September 20 to 22, 2010.
No detailed information on the poll was available so it is difficult to compare to other polls for the district.