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Pennsylvania Senate: Toomey (R) Holds Nine-Point Lead On Sestak (D)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Republican Pat Toomey still stands just short of 50% against Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Pennsylvania Voters shows Toomey with 49% support to Sestak’s 40% when leaners are included. Four percent (4%) favor another candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

With the numbers little changed from two weeks ago when Toomey held a 49% to 41% lead, the race remains Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings

In surveys since early February, Toomey’s support has ranged from 42% to 49%. Except for a brief surge following his mid-May primary victory over incumbent Senator Arlen Specter, Sestak's support in that same period has run from 36% to 42%.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Pennsylvania was conducted on September 29, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

More information from this survey will be released later this week at RasmussenReports.com/Pennsylvania.

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