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PA-Sen: PPP Poll: Toomey 40% McGinty 39%

ToomeyMcGinty 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).

Merrick Garland

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.  

It should be noted this survey was done on the behalf of Americans United for Change and the Constitutional Responsibility Project.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 980 registered Pennsylvania voters from June 22th to 23rd. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.

9 Responses

  1. If you know of anyone who needs a home, please let them know about me, I’m so lonely. Nobody has lived here in 6 years. I have the stench of failure throughout, but I’m sure I can be aired out.

  2. If you are a billionaire or millionaire Toomey is your guy for Senator. The millions of special interests dollars lets Toomey lie about his record in the Senate to regular people. If you are a hard working middle class voter a lawn chair on the Senate Floor could have represented you as well as Toomey has done for the last 51/2 years. Pennsylvanians the choice is clear Toomey a special interest clown that lies or Katie McGinty who will give average people a voice and her support as a United States Senator.

  3. Sestak could have taken this, although it would have still been close.
    I’m not sure McGinty is up to it, with respect to support among the rank and file.
    We’ll see.
    It would have been close either way. Probably too close to call.

  4. Hard to call these “tough times” for Toomey when he’s sitting on $10m and all that Koch money

  5. One-Term-Toomey has put on a clinic on how to be a do-nothing garden gnome. That’s why he will lose. He should be way ahead as an incumbent in June. This will not even be close. McGinty, the first woman in her family to graduate from college and the daughter of a Policeman, will CRUSH One-Term-Toomey come November. And with Hillary as POTUS, the heads of the Repervlicans will explode. LOL

  6. Toomey continues to lead in all polls with a masterful campaign that has astounded the Dems and their pacs. This is one of this political seasons best run campaigns and will only get better as time moves on. It’s going to be hard for McGinty to cut through the avalanche of media buys this political season with the Presidential race being the lead dog. Toomey is putting on a clinic to date on how to campaign in tough times.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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