According to a new poll by Rasmussen, Former House member Pat Toomey (R) leads both possible Democratic candidates for Senate in Pennsylvania. He leads Republican-turned-Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter 47-38 and Rep. Joe Sestak, who's challenging Specter for the Democratic nomination, 43-35.
President Obama's numbers are probably pulling down both Democrats' numbers. The poll further reveals that 54% of PA voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing. Toomey leads both Democrats handily in terms of favorability ratings. To put how rough things are for Arlen Specter, who seems to have a strong advantage in the Democratic primary battle: his very unfavorable rating (38%) is almost as high as his combined very favorable and somewhat favorable rating (41%).