Poll: Job scandal taking a toll on Sestak 

Rasmussen’s poll today of the Pennsylvania Senate race has Republican Pat Toomey leading Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak, 45 to 38 percent. Sestak’s support has clearly taken a hit from his inept handling of the job scandal — the White House’s attempt to buy him out of the primary against Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. Sestak has lost 8 points in support in just two weeks, since Rasmussen’s last poll had him leading by four points.

Nearly three-out-of-four voters in the state say they have been following news stories about the secret Obama White House job offer to Sestak in hopes that he would drop his primary challenge of Specter, and 52% say that offer is at least somewhat important in terms of how they will vote. Forty-one percent (41%) view the job offer as unimportant. This includes 29% for whom it is Very Important and 20% who say it’s Not At All Important.

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