Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.) has a 6-point lead over Republican Keith Rothfus, according to a new poll from the House Majority PAC, a Democratic super-PAC, and the Service Employees International Union.
The congressman's own campaign recently released a mid-June poll showing him with a more comfortable 10-point lead over Rothfus.
While Critz outraised Rothfus in the last fundraising quarter, he started out the general election with almost no money after spending heavily to defeat Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) in a late-April primary. Rothfus has $650,000 in the bank to Critz's $430,000.
The Majorty PAC poll of 400 likely voters was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group from July 9-11 and has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.