The race for Pa. Attorney General is wide open, according to a new poll from the Allentown Morning Call and Muhlenberg College. Kathleen Kane, the Democrat, leads Republican Dave Freed 33 percent to 27.
38 percent were still undecided in today’s poll.
That’s narrower than the most recent public polling of the race from the Philadelphia Inquirer, which showed Kane with a 40 percent to 29 lead one month ago. A Public Policy Polling survey in late July showed Kane ahead 41 percent to 34. In internal poll that was conducted in mid-September and released by the Pa. Republican Party showed Kane leading Freed 40 percent to 35.
However, Kane’s lead expands to 9 points, 44 to 35 percent, when voters who said they lean toward one candidate or the other are included in the totals.
She won a high profile primary in April and, at least in part because of her resulting name ID advantage, has held a consistent polling lead since
Kane is looking to make history on two fronts. Republicans have held the AG’s office since it became an elected position in 1980, and neither party has ever nominated a woman.
The pollster surveyed 427 likely voters from Sept. 22-26. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percent.