Pennsylvania Senate Election 2010: Republican Toomey 49%, Democrat Specter 40%


Republican challenger Pat Toomay continues to lead incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter 49% to 40% in the PA US Senate race.  Obamacare weighs on the Specter campaign to remain in office as 41% of Keystone State voters favor Obamacare while 58% oppose it.

For the third month in a row, likely Republican nominee Pat Toomey holds a nine-point lead over incumbent Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Pennsylvania shows Toomey leading Specter 49% to 40%. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) more are undecided.

The Specter campaign for Senate will be a referendum on Obama’s job as President. So many Americans, including Keystone state voters and Independents want health care reform; however, they do not want Obama’s proposed health care reform.

Pennsylvania like many states who voted for Obama in 2008, now disapprove of his handling of health care and his overall job approval.

Just 36% believe the president has done a good or excellent job handling the health care reform issue. Forty-eight percent (48%) view his performance in this area as poor.

Obama won Pennsylvania in the 2008 election with 55% of the vote. Now 48% of voters in the state approve of the job he is doing as president, including 32% who Strongly Approve. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove of his job performance, with 40% who Strongly Disapprove. Still, this gives Obama a better job approval rating in Pennsylvania than he earns nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.

Yet another issue that Specter has to run against and that is the highest jobless rate in PA since 1984.

Real Clear Politics has Toomay ahead in the averaging of poll results.

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    3 Responses to “Pennsylvania Senate Election 2010: Republican Toomey 49%, Democrat Specter 40%”

    1. Pennsylvania Senate Election 2010: Republican Toomey 49%, Democrat … | Pennsylvania on March 21st, 2010 4:54 pm

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    2. Dead Heat in the 2010 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary for Senate, Specter 44%, Sestak 42% | Scared Monkeys on April 14th, 2010 7:11 am

      [...] in November 2010. As of last month Republican Toomay was leading Specter in a mythical match up 49% to 40%.  All the signs, data and economic conditions in PA point toward a Republican Senate gain in the [...]

    3. mark on May 18th, 2010 4:02 pm

      Get out and Vote Pennsylvania, Vote to stop New WORLD Dictators, Vote for Freedom, Vote conservative or poverty, and prison will follow in America. Vote for TOOMEY for Freedom, Vote for TIM BURN for Freedom! If you don’t belive liberals have too much power now-why did the Healthcare debacle pass into law against wishes of 77% of America; Why is the dollar on verge of death-you will loose your homes and ability to afford gas and food after Liberals pass CAP & Trade Trillion dollar attack on America. Don’t be fooled Bush was not a conservation, was not a Christian but a Great Deceiver,Zionist,and Demon for the Illumanatti, and a Judas. Trust true TEA Party COVSERVATIVES or we will loose our FREEDOM!

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