Dem poll: Duffy, Kreitlow in dead heat in 7th CD

October 27, 2011

A new Dem poll in the 7th Congressional District shows U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy with a lead of just 1 percentage point over his prospective Dem opponent next year.

House Majority PAC released polling results in 12 GOP-held districts Thursday, including a survey showing Duffy, R-Weston, with a 44-43 lead over former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow of Chippewa Falls.

When asked to choose between Duffy and a generic candidate, 43 percent of respondants backed the incumbent while 51 percent chose someone else.

“Republican incumbents such as Sean Duffy running in swing districts are in serious trouble and Republican control of the House is in serious jeopardy,” House Majority PAC Executive Director Alixandria Lapp said in a statement.

The poll, conducted by N.C.-based Dem firm Public Policy Polling, surveyed 1,866 registered voters in the 7th CD from Oct. 19-23. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.