The Pennsylvania special election along with some other races in districts like the idea will serve as a test of how many independents or Republicans dissatisfied with Trump or the GOP-controlled Congress will support Democratic candidates. The Gravis poll This particular month, which showed a 3 percentage point edge for Saccone, found about 13 percent of Trump voters along with 12 percent of Republicans support Lamb.
Lamb had an edge among independents by a margin of about 46 percent to 27 percent, according to the survey. Last week, some Lamb supporters who have not always voted for Democrats said they back the candidate in part because of opposition to the policies Republicans pursued in 2017.
Sandy Catone, a nurse along with Lamb supporter through Harrison City, previously backed candidates through both parties. However, she said she pledged to support Democrats after seeing Republicans pursue policies like the tax plan of which she believes benefits them personally.
“They’re grabbing everything they can grab,” she said.
In some cases, resistance to Saccone comes through opposition to Trump. Nancy Barsotti, an Internal designer along with Lamb supporter through the Pittsburgh suburb of Rosslyn Farms, said Saccone’s proclamation of which he was “Trump before Trump” discouraged her through supporting him. Barsotti started off backing Democrats during President Barack Obama’s first run in 2008.
Trump has done little to take the focus for western Pennsylvania voters off himself. During his rally speech Saturday night, he insisted of which a vote for Saccone will help to further his agenda along with efforts to improve the economy.
Said Trump: “The task for everyone here tonight can be to make sure of which This particular great American comeback continues. Full speed ahead.”
— CNBC’s John Schoen contributed reporting to This particular article.