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New survey shows Kratovil down 3 points

Ben Pershing

The latest independent survey in Maryland's 1st congressional district shows a tight contest, with freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil (D) trailing state Sen. Andrew Harris (R) by 3 points.

The poll -- taken by Penn Schoen & Berland as part of a series of surveys commissioned by The Hill and the American National Gas Association -- found Harris leading Kratovil among likely voters, 43 percent to 40 percent, with 15 percent still undecided. The survey, which was conducted Sept. 28-30, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.

Kratovil is running competitively even though the 1st district, which includes the Eastern Shore and the suburbs north and south of Baltimore, is tough territory for Democrats. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won the district by 19 points in the 2008 presidential race, and the new survey put President Obama's job approval rating there at 38 percent. Congress overall scored a 19 percent approval rating.

An internal survey released by Kratovil's campaign last month showed the Democrat leading by 6 points.

By Ben Pershing  | October 7, 2010; 10:27 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, Ben Pershing  
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Comments

Kratovil voted for the $780,000,000,000 stimulus and voted for the The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, which had terrible provisions before the Senate fixed some of them before it passed what became Dodd-Frank.

Both of these bills were rammed through Congress without proper debate, and Kratovil was right there voting with Pelosi, et. al.

He touts his opposition to the health care law, but I have not heard him commit to repealing ObamaCare. Hence, his opposition is purely self-serving.

He has not earned re-election and will be defeated.

Posted by: hungrypirana | October 7, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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