Incumbent Arlen Specter in real trouble in the Keystone state.
Pat Toomey, Republican challenger to the US Pennsylvania Senate seat up big over incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter in the most recent Rasmussen poll. For the first time in the race, Toomey has gained 50% of the vote.
Republican hopeful Pat Toomey for the first time registers 50% support in his race against incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s contest for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Specter earning 40% of the vote, a level he’s held steady at since the first of the year. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
Where does Republican Toomey have a great advantage, with the independent or unaffiliated party voters. Like with so many political races and issues across the United States, Democrats and Obama have completely lost the independent vote.
Toomey leads both Democrats among male voters by nearly 20 points and edges them slightly among women. Among voters not affiliated with either party, he leads Specter by 31 points and Sestak by 21.
Across the baord, voters in the Keystone state are opposed to the policies of Obama and it is going to make it near impossible for Democrats like carrer politicians like Specter to over come it. A majority of voters in PA side more with the Tea Party than they do Barack Obama.
- Forty-one percent (41%) of Pennsylvania voters favor the requirement in the new health care plan that every American buy or obtain health insurance, with 24% who strongly favor it. Fifty-five percent (55%) oppose the requirement, including 42% who strongly oppose.
- Forty-seven percent (47%) support Pennsylvania’s lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of that requirement, but 39% oppose the suit.
- Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters in the Keystone State say their views on the major issues of the day are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than those of Obama. Forty percent (40%) say their views are more like the president’s.
With the mood of the country against Democrats and Obama’s policies, look for Republicans to pick up the “Key” swing state Senate seat in 2010.