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Pennsylvania Governor: Rendell (D) Sustains Double-Digit Lead

Thursday, August 03, 2006

For the third survey in a row, Democratic Governor Ed Rendell is enjoying a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Lynn Swann in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Rasmussen Reports election poll now shows Rendell ahead 50% to 40% (see crosstabs).

Early in 2006, the race was a toss-up. Rendell opened his lead after the May primaries. Voter anger over erupted during the primaries and several senior Republican incumbents in the state legislature were given the boot. The anger focused on a furtive pay raise the legislators voted for themselves last year.


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