At least that’s the conclusion one draws from the most recent Quinnipiac Poll.
The survey tested Senator Toomey against Democratic candidates Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty.
In a rematch with Sestak, Toomey is ahead 47% to 39%. Demographically, Toomey leads the former Congressman among all subsets except Democrats, 18-34 year-olds and blacks.
In a potential Toomey-McGinty, the result isn’t much different with Toomey getting 47% against McGinty’s 38%. McGinty does win women (43/42) over Toomey, flipping the numbers that Sestak got against Toomey among females.
Toomey’s strength likely comes from his healthy approval rating, which stands at 50%. His disapproval is at 29% while 21% are unsure.
One silver lining for the Democrats, though, are that these numbers are a slight improvement from Quinnipiac’s last survey in October.
Sen. Toomey also recorded the highest favorability rating with 45%. About a quarter, 24%, have an unfavorable opinion and 29% haven’t heard enough.
As for the Democrats, 51% and 64% haven’t heard enough about Sestak and McGinty respectively. Among those that do have an opinion, the split for Sestak is 30-18 and 23-12 for McGinty.
This survey was conducted by Quinnipiac University using live interviewers calling land lines and cell phones from March 30th to April 4th. They contacted 1,737 registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.4%.