Still no joy for Dems in Pa.

I wrote last week about the danger Democrats face in Pennsylvania, where they stand to lose a governorship, a Senate seat, and as many as seven House seats in the November midterms. When I wrote, there were already polls showing two of those House seats upside down at opposite ends of the state — in Erie and in Bucks County.

Now there are two more polls from Eastern Pennsylvania, with more good news for the GOP:

A poll of likely voters commissioned by the Wilkes Barre-based Times Leader showed  Republican Lou Barletta, Hazleton’s mayor, preferred 43-32 percent over long-time Democrat incumbent Paul Kanjorski in the Pennsylvania 11th District congressional race.

A Times Leader poll for the 10th District race showed Republican challenger Tom Marino favored 40-36 percent over Democrat incumbent Chris Carney.

The surveys were conducted by Critical Insights of Portland, Maine, and have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent. Of the people polled, 55 percent were women, who are far more likely to vote Democrat than men.

That last bit might be the most disturbing news of all.

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