In an internal poll on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Fitzpatrick for Congress campaign, incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) has a 20-point advantage over Democratic challenger Ashley Ehasz.
The telephone poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, was held between September 5-8 with 400 registered voters in the 1st Congressional District. The margin of error is +/- 4.0 points.
Fitzpatrick, the former FBI special agent and federal prosecutor, has a 2-to-1 lead among independents in the poll and holds Ehasz to under 70 percent among Democrats.
In terms of favorability. Fitzpatrick is viewed positively by 53 percent of respondents, opposed to 34 percent that take the opposite view for a plus-19 margin. Ehasz, the U.S. Army veteran and former Apache helicopter pilot, has 6% positive and 3% negative with 76 percent stating that they had no opinion.
Fitzpatrick defeated Christina Finello, 57-43, in 2020 for his third term in Washington.
note: corrected to indicate Fitzpatrick’s third term in Washington.