McGinty is doing better but is still behind in the latest PPP survey.
GOP Senator Pat Toomey is ahead of Democratic nominee Katie McGinty 40% to 39%. A large portion of voters, 21%, are undecided.
These numbers are very similar to PPP’s survey earlier this month.
There is a significant gender gap as Toomey holds the advantage with men (44/37) while McGinty leads among women (42/36).
McGinty’s numbers are slightly better with Democrats, 64% to 18%, than three weeks ago. This would indicate that lingering resentment from Sestak supporters isn’t the issue it appeared to be from this month’s Quinnipiac Poll.
She also leads with black voters (61/7) and other voters (42/28). On the other hand, Toomey is ahead with white voters (46/36), independents (37/29) and of course Republicans (68/12).
Once again, PPP found that the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians think Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland should get a hearing. 64% want hearings while 19% believe Garland should be outright rejected.
Forty percent said they would be less likely to vote for Sen. Toomey because of his opposition to hearings for Garland. Just twenty-three percent say it would make them more likely.
Public Policy Polling surveyed 980 registered Pennsylvania voters from June 22th to 23rd. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.