The leads range from three to nine points. But, as Jim Geraghty points out, there is a caveat.
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There was a lot happening in Texas’ 22nd District this weekend, starting with this press release from the Olson campaign. It seems that the Houston-area CBS affiliate KHOU has rejected an add from the DCCC promoting Rep. Nick Lampson:
[Friday] KHOU Channel 11 pulled a misleading television ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that falsely smeared Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas’ 22nd congressional district, Pete Olson. KHOU decided to pull the ad after it was presented with a letter, affidavit by Pete Olson and evidence proving that the DCCC knowingly ignored evidence disproving the false claims.
“Voters are tired of these tactics by long-time politicians and their operatives,” Olson said. “It’s time for a change in Washington – the kind that will bring character, leadership and Conservative values back to our Capitol, and return government to the side of the people instead of the side of the party. The voters of the 22nd district deserve better than this.”
Yes, they do. And speaking of ads, the NRCC has released a new one highlighting Rep. Lampson’s misplaced priorities.
Something tells me that TV stations won’t be forced to pull that ad. But, if polls are correct, the people of Texas’ 22nd District wont have to worry about Nick’s tricks for much longer. From the Houston Chronicle:
U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Things are looking up! Perhaps voters are starting to realize that Blue Dog Democrats talk centrist, but don’t act it.
You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.
Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta took a 9-point lead over intrenched incumbent Rep. Paul Kanjorski in a poll released today:
In the poll of 547 registered voters, Barletta attracts the support of 44 percent of respondents to Kanjorski’s 35 percent.
Perhaps more troubling for Kanjorski are some of the poll’s internal numbers: Only about 50 percent of Democrats surveyed are supporting the 12-term congressman, compared to Barletta’s 70 percent edge among Republicans. Barletta has also opened a 54-27 percent lead among independents.
In another sign of Kanjorski’s vulnerability, less than 35 percent of those surveyed believe he deserves to be re-elected.
That is excellent news for the Barletta campaign. After Kanjorski’s admission that the Democrats lied to their constituents in order to win back the House in 2006, perhaps he’s lost their trust?
You can donate to Lou Barletta’s campaign here.
…they’ll choose Sean Parnell in next Tuesday’s primary. New polling from Ivan Moore Research shows that Democratic House candidate Ethan Berkowitz beats Rep. Don Young by a 10-point margin in the general election. However, when matched up against Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, Berkowitz loses by a 5-point margin.
In light of this, why vote for Rep. Young in the primary? He’ll probably be out of office in January regardless.
You can donate to Sean Parnell’s campaign here.
Two of Pennsylvania’s Down the Ticket-sponsored candidates received good news in the polls today:
The Pindell Report, a Politicker.com product, says 12-term incumbent Democrat Paul E. Kanjorski is in a dead heat with Republican challenger Lou Barletta in the 11th. The report also shows Republican challenger Chris Hackett is ahead of first-term Democrat Chris Carney in the 10th District race.
This is great news, especially for Lou Barletta who is running in a district that leans Democratic and is facing off against a 12-term Democratic incumbent.
New Jersey may be a reliably blue state, but new polling is showing that Dick Zimmer is closing the gap with Sen. Frank Lautenberg:
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg has a seven-point lead over former Republican U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer, 48%-41%, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.
More than half of New Jersey’s registered voters – 55% — say the 84-year-old Lautenberg is too old to effectively serve another six years in the United States Senate. 39% say he is not too old.
This is great news, and should be heartening to the many Republicans in New Jersey who don’t think their vote for Dick Zimmer will make a difference.
You can donate to Dick Zimmer’s campaign here.
Two weeks from Alaska’s House GOP primary election, a new poll is showing Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell ahead of Rep. Don Young by a 4-point margin. However, this lies within the margin of error. During the next two weeks, whether you are in Alaska or not, you need to be doing all you can to get those numbers up and ensure that Rep. Don Young’s pork-filled tenure as Alaska’s lone Congressman ends this November.
Andy Harris has been fighting a hard campaign since the primary, where he defeated nine term liberal Republican incumbent Wayne Gilchrist in a tough primary. Now he just has to win in November and we’ll have not only retained a seat, but made it more a more conservative seat. Harris is performing well, and holding his own against the Democrat he faces this fall. According to Harris campaign polling, he’s ahead of his opponent, and raised a bit more than his opponent during the second quarter.
If you’d like to help Andy Harris keep fighting the good fight, you can go here to donate!