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CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
RPat ToomeyRepublican45%piePoll Date: 2010-01-24
DArlen Specter*Democratic31%Number Polled: 395
-Other-5%Margin of Error: 5%
-Undecided-20%Voter Type: Likely

  * = Incumbent

Specter 2:1 lead in primary struggles in the general

 By: Olawakandi (D-CA) on 2010-01-27 @ 07:35:48

Question:If the 2010 election for U.S. SENATOR were being held today and the candidates included (rotated) Arlen Specter/Joe Sestak, the Democrat, and Pat Toomey, the Republican, would you vote for Arlen Specter/Joe Sestak, Pat Toomey, some other candidate, or aren't you sure how you would vote?

Likely Voters
Toomey 45
Specter 31
Other 5
Don't Know 20

Toomey 41
Sestak 19
Other 3
Don't Know 37

Democratic primary

Specter 30
Sestak 13

About this Poll
The sample error for this survey is +/- 2.9 percentage points. The sample error for registered adults is +/- 3.1 percentage points and is slightly higher for registered Democrats (+/- 4.7 percentage points) and registered Republicans (+/- 4.8 percentage points). In addition to sampling error, this poll is also subject to other sources of non-sampling error. Generally speaking, two sources of error concern researchers most. Non-response bias is created when selected participants either choose not to participate in the survey or are unavailable for interviewing. Response errors are the product of the question and answer process. Surveys that rely on self- reported behaviors and attitudes are susceptible to biases related to the way respondents process and respond to survey questions.

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