The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Some Curious Numbers Out of Pennsylvania . . .


Quinnipiac has Pennsylvania’s Senate race a 43–43 tie between Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak.

Curiously, “In today’s results, Democrats back Sestak 77 – 11 percent while Republicans go with Toomey 82 – 11 percent.  Independent voters back Toomey 44 – 35 percent, compared to 46 – 30 percent May 13.” His favorable is the highest recorded by Quinnipiac (35 percent) and while his unfavorable is also the highest it has been, it’s pretty low (13 percent). Joe Sestak’s 32 percent favorable is actually down a tiny bit from May.

Obama’s job approval/disapproval is at 46/49, the second lowest it has been.

Tags: Joe Sestak , Pat Toomey


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