PA-2: PPP Poll: Evans 37% Fattah 21%
That is the result of a PPP poll commissioned by the Evans campaign that has been shared with PoliticsPA.
In the five-person primary, Evans leads with 37% while embattled incumbent Congressman Chaka Fattah sits in second with 21%.
Rounding out the field are Lower Merion Township Commissioner Brian Gordon (8%), State Rep. Brian Sims (6%) and Ninth Ward Leader Dan Muroff (3%).
The survey was also broken down by racial demographics. The 2nd district is 61% black and 32% white, while Congressman Fattah is the only non-white member of PA’s congressional delegation. Evans is also black but Gordon, Sims and Muroff are all white.
It doesn’t really matter much for Dwight Evans, however, as he leads among both black and white respondents.
Among blacks the breakdown was: Evans (46%), Fattah (27%), Gordon (3%), Sims (2%) and Muroff (1%).
Among whites the breakdown was: Evans (23%), Gordon (13%), Sims (13%), Fattah (8%) and Muroff (8%).
Finally, it does appear that Fattah’s legal troubles are the source of much of his trouble. For instance, PPP found that just 39% of respondents have a favorable opinion of the Congressman against 37% who have an unfavorable opinion.
Evans, meanwhile, posted a healthier 49/19 split.
This survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling from January 8th to 10th. They interviewed 790 likely primary voters and the margin of error is +/- 3.5%.