Arlen Specter switched from RINO Republican to the Democrat party several months ago because he rightly foresaw that his chances were bleak against Pat Toomey in a Republican primary. He thought becoming a Democrat would make it easier to remain in the United States Senate plus align him with the party that more reflects his political mindset. But now it looks as if that strategy might not save him.
The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that a new Daily News/Franklin & Marshall poll of likely voters puts Toomey ahead of Specter by 14 points if the election were held today, and 22 points ahead of Joe Sestak [Specter’s opponent in the Democrat primary].
The Daily News quotes Toomey’s reaction as:
“I can’t deny it’s all very encouraging,” Toomey said. “But I’m also very aware of the fact that the election is nine months away. A lot can happen. So I’m going to run like I’m 20 points behind.”
Smart move. Never count ’em ’til you got ’em.