Republican Toomey Moves Into Lead In Pennsylvania Senate Poll

Alajandro A. Alvarez

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) took a seven-point lead over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty in a poll of likely Pennsylvania voters from Emerson College, reversing her lead in recent polls.

Toomey came out ahead, 46-39, in the poll, conducted Aug. 25-28.

McGinty, who served in former President Bill Clinton's administration, held a steady lead in the last four Pennsylvania Senate poll, leading by three points in a Quinnipiac poll from mid-August.

The new Emerson poll shifted TPM's Electoral Scoreboard from favoring McGinty to favoring Toomey.

The poll surveyed 800 likely Pennsylvania voters through an automated survey, including only landline phone numbers. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.

TPM's PollTracker Average for the Pennsylvania Senate race shows Toomey leading McGinty, 46.8 to 39.9.

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