New MD-06 Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Doesn’t Think Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Deserves Reelection

January 25, 2012

The House Majority PAC today released a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll that shows Congressman Roscoe Bartlett in serious jeopardy of losing reelection.

In Maryland’s 6th District, long time incumbent Congressman Roscoe Bartlett faces a huge task getting reelected with only 37% of voters feeling he deserves another term while 60% think it’s time for him to be replaced. Congressional Republicans have a 39/52 favorability rating, and Bartlett’s approval is only 39% in his new district with 44% of voters disapproving of him. He runs even with a generic Democratic challenger at 42%, making it clear he’s in for a much tougher race than he’s recently been accustomed to.

“For the past year, Congressman Roscoe Bartlett and House Republicans have done everything in their power to fight for tax breaks for the richest one percent at the expense of Medicare for seniors and jobs for middle class families,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. “This November, Congressman Bartlett and House Republicans will have to answer back home for their backwards priorities and failure to fight for middle class families.”

Public Policy Polling conducted this survey on behalf of House Majority PAC between January 20th and 22nd. In MD-6, 500 registered voters were interviewed with a margin of error of +/-4.4%. To learn more, visit the House Majority PAC website.

The latest polling numbers in Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s Congressional District come the same week a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows Democrats nationally with an 11-point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot question asked to registered voters.