Specter - Sestak Race A Virtual Dead Heat: Poll - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Specter - Sestak Race A Virtual Dead Heat: Poll

Volatile Pa. Dem primary for Specter's seat



    Specter - Sestak Race A Virtual Dead Heat: Poll
    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

    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.

    Specter, Sestak Stump Hard Before Primary

    [PHI] 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.
    (Published Sunday, May 16, 2010)

    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.

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