Conor Lamb has a four-point lead over Republican Rick Saccone in a new
poll released Friday, days before a special election for the House seat
Lamb, a former federal prosecutor and Marine
veteran, leads the GOP state legislator by 48 percent to 44 percent in
the new RABA Research poll. It was first published by Talking Points Memo.
If Lamb wins, it would be an upset given the fact that the Pittsburgh-area district was taken by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE in the 2016 election by nearly 20 points.
Recent polls have shown Lamb with a consistent lead, however, and the RABA poll gives him his biggest lead yet.
Other polls have shown his support growing in recent weeks despite the millions of GOP dollars being poured into his opponent's campaign.
The two are campaigning for former Rep. Tim MurphyTim MurphyTrump to Pa. GOP: Challenge congressional map all the way to Supreme Court Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new congressional map Dems don't plan to put more money into heated Pa. race MORE's (R-Pa.) seat. Murphy resigned in October.
moderate Democrat's campaign has bested Saccone's in fundraising, and
Lamb outspent Saccone on radio and television ads. Saccone has taken
heat from the House GOP's campaign wing for his tepid fundraising efforts in a district that party leaders thought they had in the bag.
poll surveyed 707 likely voters in the district from March 6-8.
Forty-one percent of those polled identified as Democrats, while 40
percent identified as Republican. The poll has a margin of error of plus
or minus 3.7 percentage points.