Specter leads Sestak by 15—but Toomey still ahead of both
Senator Arlen Specter retains his double-digit lead over Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) in the Democratic primary, but Republican Pat Toomey is still ahead of both candidates, according to a new poll.
The Rasmussen survey released Tuesday showed Specter garnering 51 percent of the primary vote, compared to 36 for Sestak. Nine percent were undecided, and four percent said they’d vote for someone else—but there are no other candidates in the race.
In general election matchups, Toomey would best Specter nine points, 47 percent to 38 percent, with 10 percent undecided. Toomey’s edge over Sestak is marginally smaller, 43 percent to 35 percent, but with a full 15 percent undecided. The poll was the latest in a growing body of data showing Toomey building a lead against his potential Democratic rivals.
The survey of 425 likely primary voters had a margin of error of five percent. The general election poll of 1,000 likely voters had a margin of error of three percent.
February 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm