The Campaign Spot

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Rasmussen puts Toomey up 6 over Sestak.

Perhaps the most eye-opening figure in the poll? Twenty-seven percent see Toomey’s views as “extreme,” while 39 percent see Sestak the same way.


Support for Sestak has remained in the 36% to 40% range in matchups with Toomey back to February, except for a brief surge after his mid-May victory over incumbent Arlen Specter in the state’s Democratic Senate Primary. During that same time frame, Toomey has received 42% to 47% of the vote.

With figures like that, it appears the Democrat’s chances are Toomed.

Tags: Joe Sestak , Pat Toomey


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