The following press release was sent out by the Tarah Toohil for State Representative campaign office.
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October 25, 2010
TOOHIL LEADS HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER IN NEW POLL
HARRISBURG – A recent poll released by the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee shows State House candidate Tarah Toohil leading Rep. Todd Eachus by 5 points as Election Day nears.
"It's clear the voters in the 116th legislative district are looking for a candidate who's willing to take on the entrenched establishment, fight for the interests of our community, publically stand up to discuss the issues, and a leader who won’t hide behind staff or attack mailers,” Toohil said. "This poll just confirms that voters have embraced my campaign’s message and that momentum is clearly behind my campaign."
Toohil surged ahead in the polls despite Eachus’ malicious attempts to discredit and harass her. In 6 days, Toohil's numbers moved from being behind 4 points to being ahead by 5 points. The newest poll of 800 voters was conducted on October 18th. The question asked "If the election were held today, would you vote for Tarah Toohil or Todd Eachus?" The Results: Toohil 49%, Eachus 44% with 9% undecided. The poll has a 3.5% margin of error.
PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT TARAH TOOHIL
It should be noted that this poll was conducted before the revelation that Todd Eachus flew on Robert Powell's airplane, failed to report it on his Ethics Commission filing, and then retracted his explanation for the flight.
SOP has previously reported on these poll results with Capitolwire as the source.