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DeSales University/WFMZ Poll: Wild 54, Scheller 36

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) maintains a double digit advantage over GOP challenger Lisa Scheller in the race for the 7th Congressional District, according to this latest poll. 

According to a new DeSales University/WFMZ poll of likely voters in the 7th District, Wild leads Scheller by 18 points, 54%-to-36%

This poll also shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by 19 points, 56%-to-37%, in the battleground district. Sec. Hillary Clinton narrowly bested Trump in these congressional boundaries in 2016.

This poll, surveying 448 likely voters in the 7th District, has a margin of error of +/-4.4%. 

This is the fourth public poll released in October for the 7th Congressional District and the second conducted by DeSales University/WFMZ. All four polls have shown Wild leading Scheller, although other results from different pollsters have indicated a closer race. 

In the previous DeSales University/WFMZ poll of likely voters released on Oct. 13, Wild also led Scheller by 18 points, 54%-to-36%. 

On Oct. 1, Morning Call/Muhlenberg College released a poll that showed Wild leading Scheller by 13 points, 52%-to-39%, among likely voters in the district. On Oct. 21, a LehighValleyLive/Franklin & Marshall College poll showed Wild leading Scheller by just over 7 points, 43.6%-to-36.4%. 

The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball have the race in PA7 as Likely Democratic, while Inside Elections rates it as a safe seat for Wild.

2 Responses

  1. When given a fair choice, people vote for honesty and decency and competence. That’s why Trump will LOSE.

  2. The 7th Congressional District is the result of a fairly drawn district representative of the people it serves. The ones drawn by the voter suppressing Republican House and Senate Leadership in Pa did nothing more than give Republicans power and deny the will of the people served. Seeing this poll and how well Susan Wild is doing a tribute to a fairly drawn Congressional District and the rule of fundamental fairness.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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