Rep. Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) has a double digit lead over GOP challenger Lisa Scheller in the race for the 7th Congressional District, according to this latest poll.
Former Vice President Joe Biden also holds a double digit lead in the key swing district in this latest poll. 54% polled said they’d vote for Biden, while 39% said they’d vote for Trump.
Sec. Hillary Clinton narrowly bested Trump in these congressional boundaries in 2016.
Trump’s approval rating is also under water in the district. 40% said they approved of Trump’s job performance, while 54% said they disapproved.
45% of those polled who said they voted for someone other than Clinton or Trump in 2016 are now backing Biden, while 20% of those voters say they are supporting Trump for the upcoming election.
A majority of likely voters polled approve of how Gov. Tom Wolf has handled the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump’s handling of the matter trails behind. 59% polled said they approve of how Wolf has handled the pandemic, while 35% said they approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.
This poll, surveying 466 likely voters in the 7th District, conducted between Oct 3-10, has a margin of error of +/-4.3%.
This is the second public poll released for the congressional race in the Lehigh Valley. On October 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. Biden led Trump in that Morning Call/Muhlenberg College by 7 points, 51%-to-44%, among likely voters in the 7th District.