Liberal polling outfit Public Policy Polling announces – in pained tones – that Republican Pat Toomey has pulled ahead of Democratic Socialist candidate Joe Sestak by a nine-point margin in the race to be Pennsylvania’s new Senator.
Toomey gets 45% of the vote, while Sestak is far behind with 36%.
In response, Sestak announced that he had been illegally offered a job at PPP by none other than former President Grover Cleveland.
Toomey’s winning for the same reasons most Republican candidates across the country are doing well in key races right now:
-He has a 50-23 lead with independent voters.
-He’s benefiting from a much more unified party, as he leads 74-9 with Republicans while Sestak is currently up only 64-15 with [Democratic Socialists].
-This is our first poll of the race explicitly surveying likely voters and given the considerably greater enthusiasm on the Republican side we’re seeing an electorate in the state that voted for John McCain by a point in 2008, in contrast to Barack Obama’s actual 10 point victory in the state.
In other interesting news causing heartache for the liberal blogger who had to announce the results, Barack Obama’s approval rating in PA has dropped to 40%.
[Obama's] approval rating stands at only 40% with 55% of voters disapproving of him, one of the biggest declines from 2008 performance we’ve seen for him anywhere in the country. Part of Obama’s low numbers is a reflection of the Republican trending voter pool in the state this year, but there are also more people who voted for Obama but disapprove of him now in Pennsylvania than there are most places.
15% of those dimwits you saw around PA with “HOPE” bumper stickers now regret their vote.
Worry not, fans of Socialism. Let PPP dry your tears away.
This may represent somewhat of a low point for Sestak. The undecided voters lean Democratic (they voted 52-36 for Obama) and it’s hard to imagine the level of Democratic interest in the election going anywhere but up.
Really? I guess, in LiberalLand, trends totally reverse between August and November during election years. You heard it there first.
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