Pennsylvania: Gerlachs Poll Gives Democrats the Blues
Rep. Jim Gerlachs 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.
Gerlachs campaign released the data after Roggio was to be named late last week to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees 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.