You Called It

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s primary, PoliticsPA asked which race would turn out to be the closest in the state. A credit to the best politicos in the state, our readers got it right: Jason Altmire v. Mark Critz.

That race came down to just 2 points: Critz 51 percent, Altmire 49.

Readers got second place right, too. The final tallies for other races polled, in order of closeness, were:

The Attorney General primary (5.6 point spread; Kathleen Kane with 52.8 percent, Patrick Murphy with 47.2).
State Senate district 37 primary (12.1 point spread; Raja with 43.7 percent, Sue Means with 31.6).
The PA-17 primary (14.2 point spread; Matt Cartwright with 57.1 percent, Tim Holden with 42.9 percent).
The U.S. Senate primary (17.2 point spread; Tom Smith with 39.5 percent, Sam Rohrer in second with 22.3).
The PA-18 primary (26.6 point spread; Tim Murphy with 63.3 percent, Evan Feinberg 36.7).

Reader Poll: Who Should Republicans Nominate for Governor in 2022?


  • Someone else (46%)
  • G.T. Thompson (13%)
  • Pat Toomey (13%)
  • Mike Turzai (9%)
  • Camera Bartolotta (9%)
  • Jim Cawley (5%)
  • Guy Reschenthaler (3%)
  • Jake Corman (1%)
  • Bill McSwain (1%)

Total Voters: 2,831

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April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Poll, Top Stories | No Comments