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Pennsylvania: Gerlach’s Poll Gives Democrats the Blues

Rep. Jim Gerlach’s campaign released polling data Monday that show the three-term Republican well poised for re-election against businessman Bob Roggio (D).

Gerlach led Roggio, 57 percent to 28 percent, in the Public Opinion Strategies poll of 400 likely voters. The poll, taken Aug. 19-21, had a margin of error of 4.5 points.

Gerlach’s campaign released the data after Roggio was to be named late last week to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” list, a group of 54 candidates who, according to the national committee, have a decent shot at winning Republican-held districts.

Despite Democratic presidential candidates winning the district in both 2000 and 2004, Gerlach has held onto the seat, though often by slim margins.

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