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Poll shows Specter in strong position (Snarlin Arlen rockets ahead of Toomey - Quinnipiac)
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 2, 2010 | Thomas Fitzgerald

Posted on 03/02/2010 7:20:27 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative

U.S Sen. Arlen Specter leads his Democratic primary challenger by 24 percentage points and also has climbed ahead of likely Republican nominee Pat Toomey in a general-election matchup, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Specter, seeking a sixth term as a Democrat after 28 years as a Republican senator, leads U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak in his new party's primary 53 percent to 29 percent, the survey finds.

The poll also shows Specter ahead of Toomey 49 to 42 percent, after being essentially tied with the Republican since last summer. In December, for instance, the Quinnipiac Poll found a literal tie between the two men, at 44 percent each.

It is a "good winter politically" for Specter, said Peter W. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "There remains no evidence that his primary challenger . . . has made much progress."

The primary is May 18.

The poll also found President Obama's approval rating at 49 percent among Pennsylvania voters, as well as profound distrust of government. Fewer than one in five think the federal government or the state government does the right thing all or most of the time.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: arlenspecter; pattoomey; pennsylvania; senate
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To: dalebert

Yes. It was a classic brush back. Bunning hasn’t lost his skill on the mound.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 7:46:09 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: St. Louis Conservative
This polls is of registered voters. when you look at the likely voters Toomey is ahead and running very close to what other polls say. Advantage Toomey and this actually strengthens his advantage.
22 posted on 03/02/2010 7:46:12 AM PST by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: kosciusko51

.....bs.......

Actually, even though liberal they are historically pretty accurate although these results surprise me .


23 posted on 03/02/2010 8:21:14 AM PST by mono
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To: hoosiermama

Thank you for the ping.

I actually was polled (I am still a registered D). There is another thread here on FR about this poll..I had time to go into greater detail there...but trust me the questions were leading.

There were three “sets” one about the PA governors race (and how Rendell has done); one about the Specter race; and one about Dear Leader and BarkyCare.

Any “most negative” response I gave about Specter or Dear Leader, lead to another question asking about my “thoughts” about the pol. They got me Friday night, and I wish now I had written down the questions when they were fresh in my mind.

But trust me, they were very leading and tilted to make you, in a round about way, “up” your rating.


24 posted on 03/02/2010 8:25:05 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: dalebert

Is it on live?


25 posted on 03/02/2010 8:42:48 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Nonsense. Arlen is going down in flames.


26 posted on 03/02/2010 9:00:34 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Can someone get us some absentee ballots? (joking)


27 posted on 03/02/2010 9:24:29 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: fatima

it was


28 posted on 03/02/2010 9:35:28 AM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert

:( Missed it.


29 posted on 03/02/2010 9:44:28 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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