In the new Franklin & Marshall Poll released today, Sestak has a 31%-14% lead over Gov. Wolf’s former Chief of Staff Katie McGinty. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman registered 7%. Small business owner Joseph Vodvarka was included in the poll but did not receive any support.
This is a 10% boost in support for Sestak, who was polling at 21% last month. Katie McGinty only went up 2% and John Fetterman actually went down by 1%.
The number of undecideds in this race has also gone down, from 56% to 46%. This makes sense, seeing as we are only a month away from the April 26th contest. Yet only about 58% of the people who chose a candidate were absolutely certain that was the candidate they would ultimately support. 42% said they were still making up their minds.
McGinty can take solace in the fact that she has a slight lead in the preference of the undecideds, 10% to 9% over Sestak.
With a month remaining until the election, there is plenty of time and a lot of money left to be spent on this race.
This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 408 registered Pennsylvania Democratic voters from March 14th to March 20th. The margin of error is +/- 4.7%.