Emerson PA-18 Poll: Lamb 48, Saccone 45
The poll found that voters are excited to vote in the special election, with 56% being very excited to vote and only 7% saying they are not excited at all.
From Emerson College:
Lamb has a positive image in the district, with 48% saying they have a favorable opinion and a 33% unfavorable rating – 15% of voters had heard of him but had no opinion. Saccone is not as popular with a 44% favorable and a 40% unfavorable rating – 15% of voters had heard of him but had no opinion.
Lamb leads 57% to 40% in Allegheny County, which is expected to account for about 42% of the vote. Saccone leads in Westmoreland County 51% to 42%, a county that comprises about 33% of the vote. Saccone leads in Washington County 46% to 41%, which make up about 22% of the vote.
The poll is released just over a week ahead of the election that national Democrats and Republicans have been investing in heavily. Recent polls have shown the race to be close giving both sides the opportunity for a win ahead of the midterm election to build fundraising momentum.
The poll used an online and landline sample of 474 likely voters and had a confidence interval of +/- 4.8%.