Pennsylvania Senate Election 2010: Pat Toomey (R) 46%, Joe Sestak (D) 37% … Moves to Leans Republican
Republican Pat Toomey takes a 9% point lead in the latest Rasmussen poll over Democrat candidate Joe Sestak, 46% to 37%, for the US Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Driving Toomey’s strong polling numbers is he is backed by 88% of Republicans and is leading by a 2 to 1 margin with Independents in the Keystone state.
A GOP Toomey victory in PA in this November’s midterm election will represent another Republican pickup in the US Senate on their way to a potential regaining of the US Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania shows Republican Pat Toomey picking up 46% support, while his Democratic opponent Joe Sestak earns the vote from 37%. Five percent (5%) prefer a different candidate, and 12% are undecided.
In every survey conducted this year, Toomey’s support has stayed in the range of 42% to 47% of the vote. Aside from a brief surge in support following his mid-May primary victory over incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, Sestak’s support has fallen in a narrow 36% to 40% range since tracking began in February.
Toomey is backed by 82% of Republican voters, while Sestak earns the vote from 66% of Democrats. Toomey holds a nearly two-to-one advantage among voters not affiliated with either major political party
RCPpolling average has Toomey up by 6 over Sestak.