Rep. Gerlach, opponent release dueling internal polls

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and his Democratic challenger, doctor Manan Trivedi, released dueling internal polls on Monday showing very different results.

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Gerlach's poll had him up with a huge lead, while Trivedi's more recent poll shows a close race, according to PoliticsPA.com.

Trivedi's poll, conducted in late May, had him trailing Gerlach by 12 percentage points, numbers that are similar to the margin he lost by when the two squared off in 2010. Gerlach's, which was conducted back in March, showed him with a 30-point lead.

The district got 5 percentage points more Republican in redistricting, giving Gerlach an edge in the race. He's also shown an ability to win in tough districts. The Hill rates this race "likely Republican."