Specter - Sestak Race A Virtual Dead Heat: Poll

Volatile Pa. Dem primary for Specter's seat

Tuesday, May 18, 2010  |  Updated 1:31 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Sestak, Specter Neck-and-Neck for Dem. Primary

AP

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., left, a candidate in the Senate Democratic primary race, is in a close race in Tuesday's Democratic primary with Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., at right. LEFT PHOTO: Arlen Specter RIGHT PHOTO: Joe Sestak Credit: AP

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Specter, Sestak Stump Hard Before Primary

As the Tuesday primary looms, both Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak vie for Democrat votes for a chance at the Senate.

Sestak, Specter Neck-and-Neck for Dem. Primary

As the election draws even closer, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter fights to hold onto his senate seat.
More Photos and Videos

A poll released on the eve of Pennsylvania's primary shows the Democratic U.S. Senate race could be volatile and is still too close to call.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Monday finds that 25 percent of the likely Democratic voters who favor either five-term Sen. Arlen Specter or U.S. Rep Joe Sestak could still change their minds before voting Tuesday.

The poll gives Sestak 42 percent and Specter 41 percent with 16 percent of likely voters undecided.

More voters view Specter, a five-term senator, favorably than Sestak, 50 percent to 42 percent. But one-third view Specter unfavorably and 43 percent say they haven't heard enough about Sestak, a U.S. Congressman, to form an opinion.

The statewide telephone survey of 951 Democrats was conducted between Wednesday and Sunday. The sampling error margin is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBCPhiladelphia.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and NBC Philadelphia. Sign up for our breaking news newsletter. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIBREAKING to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first 2014... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out