Friday, May 05, 2006

Pennsylvania: Independent registration up; what's up with those polls?????

Democrats’ grip on Montgomery County tightens
Margaret Gibbons Special to The Mercury 05/04/2006 NORRISTOWN .....A total of 1,193 previously registered county voters switched their registration to Democratic since the last election, according to another county statistical report. There were 684 previously registered voters who switched to become Republicans. In addition, 2,272 previously registered voters switched registrations to non-partisan since the last election, according to the report. ... more

Incumbents Surging in Pa.
ABC Channel 6 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - May 4, 2006 - A pollster that showed Republican challenger Lynn Swann nipping at the heels of Gov. Ed Rendell in February released new survey results Thursday that give the Democratic incumbent a double-digit lead.
In the U.S. Senate race, the poll showed Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Santorum tightening from double digits in February to six percentage points. Rendell led Swann 49 percent to 35 percent in the Keystone Poll by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Russ Diamond, a critic of the legislative pay raise who hopes to run for governor as an independent candidate, attracted 3 percent. ....
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