SD-9: Internal Poll Shows Killion with Double-Digit Lead

killionState Sen. Tom Killion is a favorite to win a full term in November.

The former State Rep. who won the battle to replace Dominic Pileggi in April is now looking to defeat Democratic nominee Marty Molloy and secure a four-year term.

According to results obtained by PoliticsPA from Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, Killion leads Molloy 51% to 36%.

Last April, Killion beat Molloy 57% to 43%.

The survey also found Killion has a 39/8 favorable/unfavorable split compared to Molloy’s 10/5, as many in the district apparently still aren’t aware of the Democratic candidate.

Public Opinion Strategies surveyed 400 likely voters on behalf of the Killion campaign. The poll was conducted from August 16th to 18th and the margin of error is +/- 4.9%.

The 9th Senatorial District consists of southern Chester County and western Delaware County.

11 Responses

  1. Guess the R’s can throw their money on some other race. Don’t trust polls. We might catch lightning in a bottle.

  2. If the Democrats were serious about taking this seat they would put up a better candidate. When the party’s largest supporters, labor, turns on a candidate it is not a good sign. This video show how bad the Democratic candidate really is, when he a alienates a huge part of the community.

  3. This should be a competitive race. In 2008 and 2012 Obama won this seat with 55% of the vote. If PA Dems are ever going to seriously contest the State Senate, this is the type of district they have to win. Instead they whine about gerrymandering.

  4. Anybody watching this knows Malloy is a loser…Clinton will win district huge, and Malloy will get trounced. A weak candidate and the Delco and Chesco Dems have no chance to make up for his weaknesses…whoever thought he would be a good candidate must be in the bag for Killion and Delco GOP.

  5. I’m guessing for he’s going to win a full term as well because it is a Republican District now.

  6. What a sleeper. Suprised they even polled. Democrat Party should spend their money elsewhere

  7. Did anyone think this was a competitive race? Apparently Killion did, or he wouldn’t have dropped the poll. That, or to freeze Molloy’s fundraising.

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