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Source: Franklin and Marshall College (url)

CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
DArlen Specter*Democratic33%piePoll Date: 2009-10-25
RPat ToomeyRepublican31%Number Polled: 525
-Other-6%Margin of Error: 4%
-Undecided-30%Voter Type: Registered

  * = Incumbent

Statistical dead heat

 By: Olawakandi (D-CA) on 2009-11-19 @ 14:14:05

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?

Specter 33
Toomey 31
Other 6
Don't Know 30

Sestak 20
Toomey 28
Other 4
Don't Know 48

About this Poll
The survey findings presented in this release are based on the results of interviews conducted October 20-25, 2009. The interviews were conducted at the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College under the direction of the poll’s Director Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Head Methodologist Berwood Yost, and Project Manager Jennifer Harding. The data included in this release represent the responses of 616 adult residents of Pennsylvania, including 529 registered adults. Telephone numbers for the survey were generated using random digit dialing, and respondents were randomly selected from within each household. Survey results were weighted (age, education, race, region, and gender) using an iterative weighting algorithm.

The sample error for this survey is +/- 3.9 percentage points. The sample error for registered adults is +/- 4.3 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

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