Senator Casey, Not Interested in Running for Governor of Pennsylvania
Phil Heron, a columnist with the Delaware County Times, reports that one name can be crossed off the list of potential Democratic candidates for governor of Pennsylvania next year:
Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., who many people …
Reason for Cautious Optimism in Pennsylvania
In yesterday’s Jolt, I told folks not to let their blood pressure rise as they watch tracking polls like the Morning Call’s ones in Pennsylvania. As Obi-Wan notes, in the short term, polls go up a bit, they …
Quinnipiac: Toomey Only Leads by Two
Quinnipiac offers new numbers in Pennsylvania:
The race for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat is now a statistical dead heat with Republican Pat Toomey getting 48 percent of likely voters to 46 percent for Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, according …
Are Pennsylvania Democrats Suddenly Waking Up?
The sample in the last poll in Pennsylvania from Public Policy Polling before today: 46 percent Democrat, 44 percent Republican, 9 percent independent/other.
The sample in the new poll in Pennsylvania from Public Policy Polling from today: 48 percent Democrat, 41 percent Republican, 11 percent …
In New York, GOP’s Paladino Trails Cuomo by Only 6? Only 6?!?
Two shockers from Quinnipiac this morning, each one making the other a wee bit suspect.
Republican Pat Toomey has hit the magic 50 percent mark as he leads Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak 50 – 43 percent in the race for …
Pat Toomey, Raising Funds in Response to Obama’s Visit
President Obama is campaigning/fundraising in Philadelphia today for Joe Sestak. The Pat Toomey campaign is responding with an online fundraising effort of their own to raise $20,000 today online; they’re aiming for $20K on the 20th.
The important thing …
Latest PPP Poll Spells Toomsday for Sestak
I’ve given Public Policy Polling some grief about their polls, contending that because they don’t weight for party, many of their polls this year have presumed a throughly unrealistic level of turnout among Democrats.
Well, give them a …
Will Democrats Accept the DSCC Spending Bucks to Save Barbara Boxer?
Over in Politico it is written:
Most people agree that [California Sen. Barbara] Boxer, despite her fundraising prowess and deep network of donors, will require an infusion of DSCC cash. Her rival, Republican Carly Fiorina, is another partial self-funder, but …
Set Your Toomsday Clock One Quarter Ahead
The Democrats’ chances of keeping Arlen Specter’s Senate seat are looking grimmer with Sestak’s fundraising challenges. You might even say they’re Toomed: “U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey broke a new fundraising …
“Smells a Little”: The AP’s Faith in Obama Reaches Its Expiration Date
Can you believe this is the Associated Press?
Barack Obama, being from Chicago, knows there are two basic ways to play foul in politics. One is to break the law. The other is to keep it legal, if shadily close …
Our First Glimpse of the Morning Vote in Pennsylvania . . .
Okay, I’m posting this with the insistence that everybody understand this for what it is: An exit poll, conducted by a college-associated polling institute (Muhlenberg), done from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. this morning in Pennsylvania:
Turnout: 47 percent Republican, 47 …
Everyone Worried About Pat Toomey’s Lead Should Read This
For those who are worried about Pat Toomey’s sudden slip in the polls in Pennsylvania — and I was among them — you’ll want to read this analysis from “Number Cruncher,” a finance/political junkie who spends even …
Bad News for Toomey, Good News for Portman
Panic! Panic! A second poll has Pat Toomey trailing in Pennsylvania!
Democrat Sestak now leads Republican Toomey 44 percent to 41 percent with 15 percent undecided, a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Tracker poll shows.
. . . It’s hard to explain Sestak’s latest apparent …
Pennsylvania: The DSCC’s $9 Million Botched Investment
This is amazing:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has invested more than $4.7 million in the Keystone State to date, not including the nearly $1.2 million it spent on Sen. Arlen Specter ’s failed primary bid. The overall investment, expected to exceed $9 …
Toomsday Cometh Ever Closer
TOOMSDAY! “Pat Toomey (R) leads Rep. Joe Sestak (D) by 9 points, 45 percent to 36 percent with 19 percent undecided.”
A margin of nine percentage points is a “slight lead”? Come on, AP. Live a little!
A new poll shows Republican Pat Toomey slightly ahead of Democrat Joe Sestak in their U.S. Senate race.
The Franklin & Marshall College poll …
The Toomsday Clock Ticks . . . and Ticks . . . and Ticks . . .
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 …
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 …
The Toomsday Clock Ticks Ever Louder as November Approaches . . .
Rasmussen finds Republican Pat Toomey ahead of Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s Senate race, 45 percent to 39 percent.
I’m sure that there are some folks out there who are skeptical of Rasmussen’s numbers, but a lot of those …
The Toomsday Clock Ticks Louder
I’m already hearing lefties insist these new numbers from Rasmussen can’t possibly be accurate:
Congressman Joe Sestak’s post-primary bounce appears to over, and he now trails Republican rival Pat Toomey by seven points in the U.S. …