Senator Toomey?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 13, 2009


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 state’s 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.

Remember when Republicans were thought to be a Dead Party Walking? Those days may well be over. No one is saying that the race is in the bag for Toomey. But the GOP has had quite the turnaround in fortunes, hasn’t it?

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