First Posted: 9/29/2008
Williamsport (AP) — A new poll shows freshman Democrat with a 10-point lead over Republican challenger Chris Hackett in the race for a U.S. House seat in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Lycoming College poll shows Carney , D-Dimock Township, with 46 percent of the vote and Hackett with 36 percent. Eighteen percent are undecided. Hackett, R-Kingston Township, defeated Dan Meuser, Harveys Lake, in the GOP primary election in April.
Carney is vying for a second term. He beat Republican Don Sherwood in 2006 after Sherwood became embroiled in a sex scandal.
Republicans are hoping to use their registration advantage in the district to reclaim the seat.
The poll of 460 likely voters was released Monday. It has an error margin of 4.6 percentage points.