According to the latest survey from Harper Polling, the former Congressman received 40% among likely Democratic primary voters against McGinty’s 30%.
Braddock Mayor John Fetterman entered the race after this poll was taken, but it is worth pointing out that 29% of respondents are unsure who to support.
Sestak leads in all sections of the state except Scranton/Lehigh Valley where the candidates tied at 33% and Pittsburgh Southwest where McGinty held a three-point advantage. It’s also worth pointing out that at the moment, Sestak is ahead not only among men (47-29) but also among women (35-31).
McGinty’s disadvantage may come from a lack of name recognition. 39% of Democrats weren’t sure about her. Among those who were, she had a 35/26 favorable/unfavorable split.
Meanwhile, just 28% of Democrats were uncertain about Sestak who recorded a 46/26 split.
These numbers were dwarfed by the popularity of other statewide Dems like Gov. Wolf (78% favorability within the party) and Sen. Casey (72%).
Harper Polling surveyed 304 likely Democratic primary voters land line interviews conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) on September 9th and 10th. The margin or error is +/- 5.62%.