Skip to comments.Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey 48%, Specter 36%
Posted on 08/13/2009 6:11:56 AM PDT by philsfan24
Uncomfortable town hall meetings are just the tip of the iceberg for Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter. He now trails Republican Pat Toomey by double digits in his bid for reelection next year and is viewed unfavorably by a majority of the states voters.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Pennsylvania voters shows 48% would vote for Toomey if the election were held today. Just 36% would vote for Specter while four percent (4%) prefer a third option, and 12% are not sure.
These figures reflect a dramatic reversal since June. At that time, before the public health care debate began, Specter led Toomey by eleven.
Just 43% now have a favorable opinion of Specter while 54% offer an unfavorable assessment of the longtime GOP senator who became a Democrat rather than face Toomey in a party primary. Those numbers have reversed since June when 53% had a favorable opinion of him.
The current figures include 15% with a Very Favorable opinion of Specter and 36% with a Very Unfavorable view.
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Specter may not even get the Dem nomination. The townhalls were his Waterloo, especially his comment that he didn’t have to be there. Sestak now has to be the odds on nominee.
Go Toomey! Screw ACORN!
He’s running out of time for that ploy, although you know it would probably work - I’ll bet the RINOs would support him too.
Arlen Specter would be funny if he weren’t so pathetic.
You can’t poll the dead, and that’s the Dem’s biggest base in Philadelphia & Pittsburgh.
When you are seen to be a sleazy scumbag politician who will, at the first hint of a political wind change, renounce the Party and voters who put you in power, it is perfectly reasonable voters would turn against you.
He ditched the Republican party when he was losing by 21%, so I guess changing parties has gained him 9% so far.
He seems seriously doomed to me. His entire argument for why the Democrats should nominate him over Sestak was based on him being more likely to win in the general. Now he’s going to have to go hard left to win the primaries, and that’s going to put him even further behind in the general match-up.
He’s lost 23 points in 2 months, and at his current rate he’ll lose the general election in November 2010 by 185%, but unless they change the laws of mathematics between now and then he can only lose by 100%, so he does have that going for him.
“This poll is useless without also looking at a Toomey/Sestak matchup. That one is more worrisome.”
The poll did have the Toomey/Sestak match-up, Toomey wins 43% to 35%.
Don’t forget Pennsylvania has the largest percentage of elderly people in the country next to Florida. The elderly have now seen that the Democrats want to kill them by rationing care. It should be easier to get elected as a Republican in Pa in 2010.
Does Pennsylvania have an open primary?
Sphincter will not get the dem nod, methinks. They telegraphed that when they removed his seniority when he bolted to the RATS. He is not a useful idiot any longer.
How I wish Bush had not supported him in 04.
Maybe zero can go help him out. LOL. obama was in NJ campaigning for corzine a couple weeks ago. Christie is now leading by double digits. There is a whole crop of new voters (recent college graduates) who can’t find work. Republicans need to tap into that pool by hammering on the fact that obama failed to deliver to them and this administration has hurt the private sector so bad that no one is hiring. Although my son didn’t vote for obama, he said there are a lot of bitter young people out there who did... and they are turning on him fast.
Go Toomey go- a true American that we can rely on.
2010 is going to make 1992 look like small potatoes.