A third poll is showing the race in the Seventh Congressional District as a dead heat. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll released Thursday showed former U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan leading Democratic State Rep. Bryan Lentz by about five points, with 37 percent of voters surveyed still undecided.
The gap between Lentz and Meehan is within the margin of error, according to the poll. Nearly half of those surveyed said unemployment and the economy were their top concerns. More voters want their next congressman to focus on stimulating the economy than reducing the debt, the poll shows. Two other polls released in the last two weeks showed Meehan with a slight edge over Lentz, although the difference remained within the margin of error for each poll. - Joelle Farrell