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.
Expect Sestak to beat Arlen.
Just read Pat Toomey’s new book, “The Road to Prosperity.” It’s a strong, profound defence of free market capitalism. He would be a vast improvement.
“The poll did have the Toomey/Sestak match-up, Toomey wins 43% to 35%.”
I wouldn’t write off Specter in the Dem primary just yet, but we should definitely keep tabs of how Toomey is doing against Sestak as well.
We’re going to win this race. Pat Toomey would be running for reelection now if it wasn’t for the RINOs and fellow-traveler conservatives that campaigned for Specter in the 2004 GOP primary, but revenge is a dish best served cold.
Yep and so did Santorum! The weasels!
No. You can only vote for the party in which you are registered. If you are an independent, you can only vote on ballot questions.
Looks like ACORN has their work cut out for them.
They need to start handing out shovels now because it’s going to take a while to ‘dig up’ the needed votes.
Resolve isn't a word that Arlen is very familiar with.
< He is not a useful idiot any longer.>
The Democrats, a/k/a Socialists have no “friends”. They, like the Clintons, only have individuals and groups that they use to one degree or another.
Like the elderly. The elderly will be replaced by the illegals in 2010. From this point in time, the Democrats will concerate on how to kill the elderly.
As soon as their other voting blocs can be replaced, they too will be done away with.
Looks like Specter better schedule his “end of life consultation”.
Going Republican (6): Pennsylvania, Connecticut (!), Delaware (!), Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado.
Endangered Democrats (4): Oregon, N. Dakota, Indiana, Illinois (!!!)
Even pulling close will set up a GOP takeover in subsequent elections, due to the silly number of Democrats who won red-leaning states in 2006 and 2008:
2012 (Even if the US goes back to 2000-like voting patterns)
Endangered Democratic seats (8): Nebraska, Montana, N. Dakota, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Flordia, West Virginia
Democratic seats which could get swept out in a GOP tide (3): Missouri, New Mexico, Michigan
2014 Endangered Democratic seats (6): Alaska, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina
Democratic seats which could get swept out in a GOP tide (4): Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, West Virginia
Careful now, that could be interpreted as a death threat. The libtards are desperate to claim we are radical and violent.
I agree. Mr. “not proven” will lose in a dem primary. Then the PA voters will elect whatever demhole is on the ballot.
It’s a start.
Let’s hope the voter don’t have short memories.
It looks like there will no longer be a Specter hanging ove rhte US Senate.
How will liberals explain that away?
Unfortunately, I bet this helps Sestak. Can Arlen become an independent? hen he, Sestak, and Toomey can all run and Toomey will win in a landlide.
only 48% would vote for toomey? Even AFTER the snake Spector became a traitor? Even AFTER the snake faield so miserably in town hall meetings? Those votign for toomey should be more like 60% or more for crying out loud! Spector BETRAYED penssylvania, and He’s still got 36% support? I’m QUICKLY losing my faith in the American people if they keep siding with losers like spector, Pelosi, Reid, Frank etc!
This is great news. However, Alot can change in 16 months.
This is Pennsylvania! The dead and brain dead vote together and it is a tough thing to overcome. We have hundreds of thousands of UNION voters, who in a lot of cases vote the way the union bosses tell them.
Specter had any sense he would retire cause he ain’t winning the Dem primary
It a long time until Nov. 2010 and Specter gets a lot of free air time. We’ll see then.
Soooooo what party does the ever honorable Arlen join now? Don’t know a whole lot about these thugs, but I would think news like this has to unnerve a few other leftists in the house and senate. Specter down double digits and it is mostly because of health care and Arlens’ pro-Hussein position??!!
If it is Toomey versus Spector, Spector is toast
[[This is Pennsylvania! The dead and brain dead vote together and it is a tough thing to overcome. ]]
I hadn;’t thought abotu hte coerced votes- I guess that explains some ofr it- The union is only voting for hteir union mobster/boss the big ‘o’- ah- democracy in action
Want to bet the democrats pull a “Toricelli” on ol’ Arlen?
“revenge is a dish best served cold.”
It is. But it’s not bad hot either.
This guy’s one of the top examples of why we need senate term limits. Wow!! Get him out of there PA!
All these crusty old liberals that never lose make me sick!
[[Soooooo what party does the ever honorable Arlen join now?]]
The GOP should refuse to take him back- tell him in no uncertain terms that he wanted to run with snakes, then he can sink with those same snakes
Karl Rove is a dumbass. I’d like to hear what he, Bush, Santorum and the ACU’s David Keene have to say about their friend Arlen Defector now.