Republican Pat Toomey holds a 10-point lead over Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters. This has caused Rasmussen to move the race from leans GOP to solid GOP in its Balance of Power rankings.
The survey of 750 likely voters taken Oct. 12 shows Toomey preferred 49 percent to 39 percent. Two percent wanted another candidate while 10 percent were undecided. The margin of error was 4 percent.
This is Toomey’s largest lead since the nominations. Two weeks ago he led 49 percent to 40 percent. A month ago he led 49 percent to 41 percent.
Meanwhile, the Delaware County Daily Times, which is the daily for most of Sestak’s 7th District, reported their favored candidate to be preferred over Toomey 44 percent to 42 percent with the headline “Sestak leads Toomey in recent poll “. They cited the Garin-Hart-Yang poll conducted by the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.