Rasmussen has Toomey up 7 points in Pa. 

Former Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., continues to lead the race for the Senate seat currently held by Arlen Specter, D.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Toomey with 45% support, while [Democratic Rep. Joe] Sestak earns 38% of the vote. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided.

Last month, Toomey held a near-identical 45% to 39% lead.

The reasons for this static result are unsurprising. Once again, to borrow and bastardize the famous line from James Carville, “It’s the Obama agenda, stupid!”

Sixty-one percent (61%) of Pennsylvania voters favor repeal of the new national health care bill which Sestak voted for as a member of the House, while 35% oppose repeal. This is a bit higher than support for repeal nationwide. In the Keystone State, this includes 46% who Strongly Favor repeal and 24% who Strongly Oppose it.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of all voters in Pennsylvania agree with the Justice Department’s decision to challenge Arizona’s law in federal court, but 56% disagree with that decision. That’s comparable to views nationally.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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