Pennsylvania: Poll Shows Specter’s Edge Down to Single Digit

Posted May 4, 2010 at 6:38pm

Sen. Arlen Specter led Rep. Joe Sestak by a mere 8 points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

With less than two weeks to go until the May 18 Democratic primary, the poll found Specter favored by 47 percent versus 39 percent for Sestak.

The results are in line with those of a Muhlenberg College poll that showed Specter with a 6-point lead over Sestak.

The poll showed that Sestak is becoming increasingly well-known in the state, and the number of voters who view him favorably jumped 10 points from Quinnipiac’s last poll, to 43 percent.

However, 60 percent of the survey’s pool of likely Democratic voters thought Specter was in a better position to win the general election.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed 930 likely Democratic primary voters from April 28 to May 2. The poll had a margin of error of 3.2 points.