And we’re all tied up

The latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College tracking poll shows the Democratic Senate primary all tied up. It’s a remarkable comeback for Congressman Joe Sestak, who had been written off by much of the establishment in previous months.

Sestak has made up a twenty point deficit since he started airing television commercials. His latest ad highlights Arlen Specter’s long tenure as a Republican, showing a clip of President Bush calling Specter “a firm ally,” as well as Specter saying “my change in parties will enable me to be reelected.” The ad packs a powerful punch, closing with a narrator saying, “Arlen Specter switched parties to save one job. His. Not Yours.”
The latest numbers:

Specter: 43 %

Sestak: 43 %

undecided: 12 %


About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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