Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another poll puts Toomey ahead

A new Rasmussen Reports survey shows former U.S. Rep. and Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey, of Zionsville,  is leading Democratic candidate U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont 49 percent to 41 percent.
It is the highest response for Toomey in a Rasmussen poll going back to February, when he received 47 percent of support from respondents.
It is also the first time Sestak has topped 40 percent in Rasmussen surveys since a prior peak of 46 percent in May following a successful primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
Two percent said they prefer another candidate, while 8 percent said they are still undecided.
The survey of 750 likely Pennsylvania voters was conducted September 13 and has a 4 percent margin of error. The poll did not include a breakdown of political affiliations of those surveyed.
The poll was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC, which also recently had Toomey leading Sestak 47 percent to 41 percent in a FOX News poll.
Toomey had a favorability rating of 57 percent and was viewed unfavorably by 33 percent of respondents. Forty-seven percent viewed Sestak favorably while 42 percent viewed him unfavorably. Eleven percent said they didn’t know enough about Toomey to give an opinion. Twelve percent said the same of Sestak.


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