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Poll: Democrat Lamb leads Saccone in Pennsylvania special election

Rick Saccone and Conor Lamb
From left: Republican candidate Rick Saccone and Democratic candidate Conor Lamb. Photos: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Democrat Conor Lamb currently has a 6-point edge over Republican Rick Saccone — 51% to 45% — ahead of Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, according to a new Monmouth University poll that forecasts turnout similar to other special elections this year. The results are a flip from last month's poll, where Saccone led Lamb 49% to 46%.

 “This district has voted overwhelmingly Republican in recent elections, but a large number of these voters have blue-collar Democratic roots. Lamb seems to have connected with them.”
— Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.