304 respondents (51% of respondents) said it helps the Senator. 172 said it won’t matter (29%) and just 122 (20%) said it would hurt his chances.
Toomey’s biggest boost would likely come from his openness to bipartisanship in support of a policy that roughly 85%-90% of Pa. voters support. His biggest draw would likely be a diminished level of support from gun rights advocates in his base.
(Side note: so does a real poll. Quinnipiac recently found Toomey’s job approval at its highest ever).
Does Background Check Saga Help or Hurt Toomey for 2016?
- Helps. (51%)
- It won't matter. (29%)
- Hurts. (20%)