... is Bucks County Democrats hitting the panic button this morning. The Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Republican Mike Fitzpatrick ahead of Congressman Patrick Murphy by 14 points among likely voters in the 8th District. But poll director G. Terry Madonna says Murphy still has some wiggle room. It's September, after all.
Update: The poll is now available here.
Murphy campaign responds: They note that the same poll showed Murphy down by 9 points two weeks before he won the 2006 election: "As expected, this will be a close race and Murphy is taking nothing for granted."
Madonna defends: Says the 2006 poll showed that Murphy was only down by 3 percent among voters who said they were certain to vote, within the margin of error, the Inky reports. In today's poll, Murphy loses ground among respondents who are more likely to vote.