Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sestak up big in PA-12

It's just one Congressional district but Joe Sestak is doing very well in PA-12, which is a long distance from his home base in the Philadelphia suburbs. He leads Arlen Specter 44-35 there.

Democrats in the district give Specter pretty tepid reviews with 42% approving of his job performance in the Senate and 39% disapproving. Sestak is still relatively unknown with 37% of primary voters having no opinion about him but among the ones who do he gets good reviews with 40% seeing him favorably and 22% unfavorably.

As I wrote on Friday Sestak's potential victory on Tuesday is not an example of the left flexing its muscle. Among liberal voters in the district Sestak and Specter are actually tied at 44% each. Sestak's lead comes largely thanks to a 49-21 advantage among conservatives within the party who make up 26% of the primary vote in this district, almost equal to the 25% who identify as liberals. Sestak is also up 41-36 with moderates.

I have no idea how predictive, if at all, PA-12 is of winners in Democratic primaries but the numbers here would seem to bode well for Sestak.


Anonymous said...

Both Burns and Sestak are likely to pull it off.

Anonymous said...

You didn't ask Rs about primary between Russell and Burns?

Argo Journal said...

The percentage of PA-12 primary voters disapproving of Specter's job performance dropped three percentage points since you last polled the district in mid-April, from 42% down to 39%.

Harry Joe Enten said...

Of course Sestak would be up big here. Look at the 02 primary between Rendell (another Philly guy) and Casey... Rendell got slammed in the counties that make up this district. I think the highest percentage of the vote he got in any of them was in Allegheny where he got 45% of the vote (compared with 57% statewide).

Most of the counties (including the only county that is fully within the district Greene, which went to Bob Casey by nearly 40%) went for Casey by 20%+.

The predictive value of this district is unfortunately about zero to none.

That doesn't mean that Sestak doesn't romp, but this district won't tell us that.

Anonymous said...

Sestak's being up by only 9 pts in PA-12 actually makes me think that Specter will pull it off. This is all conservative Dems.

Argo Journal said...

Based on these numbers from PA-12, it appears Arlen Specter might have another 5 months to plan for Pat Toomey.

Among Obama Voters

Arlen Specter 43%
Joe Sestak 38%

Among Liberals

Arlen Specter 44%
Joe Sestak 44%

Anonymous said...

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