Monday, September 20, 2010

Yet another poll puts Toomey ahead

Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey, a former U.S. Rep. from Zionsville, is leading Democratic candidate Joe Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont by 9 points in a recent PoliticsPA/Municipoll survey.
According to the poll of 912 likely Pennsylvania voters conducted Sept. 15-16, Toomey is leading Sestak 45 percent to 36 percent. Nineteen percent of those polled remained undecided.
Of those surveyed, 449 identified themselves as Democrats and 403 as Republicans, while 59 said they were neither.
Sestak had a favorability rating of 36 percent and was viewed unfavorably by 34 percent. Toomey had a favorability rating of 38 percent and 35 percent unfavorable rating. Thirty percent could not form an opinion of Sestak and 27 percent were still unsure of Toomey.
Republicans seem more solid in who they intend to vote for, with only 13 percent saying they remain undecided, compared to 23 percent of Democrats.
Sestak scored better amongst younger voters than Toomey, but the Republican had support amongst older Pennsylvanians. That is a significant statistic, as turnout tends to drop in midterm elections but older voters tend to get to the polls more than younger ones do.


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