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Kelly up 13 points in new poll

Kelly up 13 points in new poll

Republican Mike Kelly has opened up a 13-point lead in his bid to unseat Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper (D-3), according to a new poll.

The survey, commissioned by The Hill and conducted by polling firm Penn Schoen Berland, found Kelly garnering 49 percent of the vote in the northwest Pennsylvania district, compared to 36 percent for Dahlkemper. Fifteen percent of likely voters are undecided—just enough to give Dahlkemper a road to victory one month before Election Day.

The poll was one of a dozen commissioned by the Capitol newspaper in battleground races, and it contained just the latest signs of trouble for Dahlkemper, a freshman buffeted by a poor political climate and her vote in favor of the health care overhaul. Other internal polling has found Kelly holding a lead, but the latest results show him to be in a formidable position.

Almost 60 percent of respondents said that health care law should be repealed.

The survey of 401 likely voters, conducted Sept. 25-27, had a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

October 6, 2010 at 11:15 am Staff

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  1. [...] Her vote for Obamacare is killing her re-election chances. Republican Mike Kelly has opened up a 13-point lead in his bid to unseat Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper (D-3), according to a new poll. [...]

  2. justin

    Oct 7th, 2010

    this poll is not true i live in the 3rd and the congresswomen is going back to washington for a 2nd term. we wanted healthcare reform. she will win by 3 points

  3. Justin = Moron

    Oct 8th, 2010

    Justin, are you a dolt????? Read this survey it says 60 percent didn’t want healthcare.

    Poll not true?! HAHA, why would they lie…you are a typically liberal…not informed and you spout off lies.

    She loses by at least 6 points – want to take that line chump?

  4. Anonymous

    Oct 8th, 2010

    I live in that district too, and I knew she was done the day she voted for Obamacare. We might have wanted some kind of healthcare reform but not this crap.

    Oh and by the way somebody tell the Herald’s Mr. Hildebrand that we don’t need a daily love letter from him to Dahlkemper on the front page every day.

  5. Butler Native

    Oct 10th, 2010

    Kathy is DONE, and I do not feel sorry for her. All she had to do was vote along with her paltfrom. However, she did not. No one should feel sorry for a VERY: UNQUALIFIED, HUSBAND EMPLOYEED, poor canidate. Kathy was the wrong person in the right place a the wrong time. If she had voted like Altmire she could have stood a chance. She will be leveled to a zero on election day, and shame on her for using her daughter as a pawn in the election. She is a millionare but claims else on a email. FOR SHAME ON YOU!!!! We know the truth.

    Tina “who ever should resign for beginning an over paid/ average campaign manager. She seems to be as bad as Kathy at managing obvious manners of state. Adios, cluesless…State funded waste

  6. hey

    Oct 10th, 2010

    Justin – Moron part 2

    Justin, please seek help. Your canidate is losing because of her votes in the legislative branch of government. It is not a difficult concept to grasp. Please use logic when making comments. Also, i noticed that you are trying to help Loser kathy by bringing done Mike Kelly.

    please stick to the facts or shut up. You are a petty thug drone, without a ounce of credibility. This character assult is being done nation wide and is not working. if you want to help. go lick Kathy Dalhkemper’s boots they need a good spit shine slime ball

  7. Justin = Moron

    Oct 12th, 2010

    Justin the Democratic Party pulled the plug on giving money to Chatty Kathy. I would love to hear your analysis on this ;)

    They threw in the towel!!!!! haha haha haha

  8. Gary

    Oct 15th, 2010

    I live in the 3rd district and we DO NOT want OBAMA CARE!!
    I told Kathy that several times before the vote via emails and not one time did she ever write back. The people will speak on November 2nd.

  9. nick

    Oct 15th, 2010

    Polls don’t mean a whole lot. they can say whatever they want but it all comes down to voting. I for one will never vote for a republican after what they did to this country for 8 years and they expect in two years it will turn around? When Obama came into office he said it may take four years or more to get back on track. No matter who was in office the economy was going to be in the tank and President Bush was the one who pushed for the stimulus, a stimulus that leading economists saved us from going deeper into a recession and saved thousands of manufacturing jobs (I.e. Auto industry). even Kelly agreed with that back in August. so stop being angry about towing party lines and be the process that works together. it will take all of us to get out of this…Go Steelers!

  10. Bob

    Oct 17th, 2010

    Attended the debate between Congresswoman Dahlkemper and Mike Kelly and it was not even a contest on who had a better grasp of the facts facing our country and the better way to address them. Rep. Dahlkemper showed that she is starting to get desperate, if she wants to win re-election she better calm down, her demeanor is not appealing. She placed too much faith in President Obama signing the executive order banning funding for health care and has been shown that she should not trust either the President or Speaker Pelosi. Rep. Dahlkemper brought her unfavorable rating on herself and now will pay the price. Good riddance!

  11. [...] Most recent polling (9/27): Republican challenger Mike Kelly is up be 13 points. Both the Republican and Democrat National Campaign Committees have cut spending drastically in the District, indications that both camps believe that the race is already decided. [...]

  12. GOP_Gal

    Oct 26th, 2010

    Mike Kelly is the leader needed right now.

    He can and will win this race and prove himself the best choice.

    The Democrats had their chance to show us what they’re made of and failed.

    We have had enough divisiveness, finger-pointing and “passing the buck”. It is time to elect people who can and will do what they say they will and who will stick to their principles.

    You have that with Mike.

    Vote Mike Kelly on November 2…you won’t be disappointed!

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