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Polls: Republican Toomey Leading Pennsylvania Senate Race


The trendline since spring has shown that since his primary win (and the massive amount of state and national media attention it afforded him), Sestak has remained behind Toomey:

Sestak showed himself to be a dangerous adversary to a likely winner (conventional wisdom-wise, that is) back in the primary. He appears to have mended fences with the Democratic establishment he ran against in May and now has the full support of his party. That means money and resources to take on Toomey in the next phase of the campaign. Still, back in the primary days, most national Democrats said Specter was the only man with a chance to beat Toomey in the general, and the polls show Sestak clearly has his work cut out for him if he wants to prove those observers wrong.