The Campaign Spot

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

Arlen Specter’s Slide Continues


Today, the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and the Morning Call’s tracking poll in Pennsylvania finds Joe Sestak
up over Sen. Arlen Specter, 47-42 percent, in that state’s Democratic Senate primary.

I wrote on May 3: “I’ll make an audacious prediction: Joe Sestak will beat Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary.”

UPDATE: Rasmussen sees a Sestak surge, too; they put the challenger up, 47 percent to 42 percent.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A reader in Pennsylvania is underwhelmed with Specter’s ads:

Specter has an ad where he touts his experience and gives 3 minor ‘achievements’ (voted for stem cell research, voted to raise minimum wage 8 times, and some other forgettable thing).  I turned to my wife and said, “30+ years and that’s all he can come up with?”  He -is- in trouble.  He won’t beat Sestak.

Tags: Arlen Specter , Joe Sestak


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