Poll: Specter Bounces Back Against Toomey
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) gets his first good news in a while with a Quinnipiac poll that has him recovering a lead over Pat Toomey, the GOP candidate who nearly ousted the senator in 2004. He has a 49-42 lead and a 48 percent approval rating.
Other, ambient good news for Democrats — Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has a robust 53-29 job approval rating and President Obama, despite slippage with independents, is hovering at 49 percent approval, just where he’s been since October 2009. I think that’s in line with national polls which argue against the narrative of some Obama freefall — the president has been bruised but narrowly popular for months.