May 04, 2010


Sestak Makes it a Race

A new Quinnipiac poll in Pennsylvania shows Rep. Joe Sestak (D) is within striking distance of Sen. Arlen Specter (D) in the Democratic U.S. Senate race.

Specter now leads by just eight points, 47% to 39%, as compared to his 21 point lead in early April. These findings are very similar to a Morning Call tracker and an internal poll we noted yesterday.

Said pollster Peter Brown: "Sen. Specter switched parties because he was worried about losing in the Republican primary. His big lead among likely Democratic primary voters has disappeared and although he remains ahead, momentum is clearly on Sestak's side at this point. In addition, Specter's big lead in name identification has begun to erode as Sestak television commercials introduce him to the voters outside his suburban Philadelphia base."










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