PoliticsPA/Municipoll Shows Toomey Leading 45%-36%
The results of our latest PoliticsPA/Municipoll are out and the Republican Pat Toomey continues to lead the Democrat Joe Sestak, this time by 9 points. Democrats are still wary about Joe Sestak with 23% of Democratic respondents telling us they are undecided about who they would vote for, as opposed to 13% of Republicans being undecided.
Sestak has a favorability rating of 36% and an unfavorability rating of 34%. Toomey on other other hand has a favorability rating of 38% while 35% of voters disapprove of the former Congressman.
Sestak is leading slightly among voters who are 18-34 years old (39%-38%), Toomey is leading among voters aged 35-49 (41%-34%), Toomey is also leading among voters aged 50-64 (47%-38%) and with seniors Toomey is leading 47%-35%.
Toomey is leading among men (48%-36%) and woman (42%-36%), but more woman are undecided where 22% say they have not decided as opposed to 15% of men who say they have not made up their minds.
This polling confirms a trend we have seen in other polls which shows Pat Toomey continuing to do well among Pennsylvania voters. Sestak is going to have to drive out the younger voters in ways that President Obama was able to do during the 2008 election, but that will not be easy because turnout tends to be lower (especially among young voters) during a midterm election.
In addition, negative ads seem to be working because they unfavorability numbers for both candidates are pretty high at 34% for Sestak and 35% for Toomey.