More good news for Sestak

This time last month,Congressman Joe Sestak was trailing Senator Arlen Specter by fourteen points. Today, Sestak woke up to a five-point lead. That’s according to Muhlenberg College’s daily tracking poll, which has given Sestak a slim lead since Saturday.RealClearPolitics charts all the recent poll data.

A week ago, Muhlenberg had Specter leading Sestak by nine points. Since then, the Sestak campaign has unleashed its ace card — a television spot featuring footage from a 2004 rally, where President George W. Bush called Specter a “firm ally.” The commercial closes with an announcer saying, “Arlen Specter switched parties to save one job. His, not yours.”

Last week I asked Sestak for his final pitch to undecided voters. He kept his answer brief.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party can’t be happy about the polling data. Just last week, chairman T.J. Rooney said a Sestak primary win would be “cataclysmic.

Here’s today’s tracking poll:

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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