May 11, 2016

Poll: Toomey, McGinty In Dead Heat 45 To 44 Percent

Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey is locked in a tight race with Democrat Katie McGinty, with 45 percent for Toomey and 44 percent for McGinty, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
Men back Toomey 53 - 36 percent, while women go with McGinty 51 - 38 percent. White voters go Republican 51 - 40 percent, as non-white voters go Democratic 65 - 18 percent.
Supreme Court Nomination
Pennsylvania voters approve 52 - 29 percent of Judge Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court and say 58 - 37 percent that the Senate should consider the nomination. Supporting Senate action are Democrats 81 - 14 percent and independent voters 57 - 37 percent. Republicans are opposed 59 - 35 percent.
Because Toomey wants to wait for the next president to make a Supreme Court nomination, 30 percent of voters are less likely to vote for him, while 18 percent are more likely to support him and 51 percent say this will not affect their vote.
Marijuana Decriminalization
Pennsylvania voters support 57 - 39 percent allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Republicans and voters over 65 years old are the only listed groups opposed.
"The most liberal of the three big swing states on the issue, Pennsylvanians give a big thumbs up to small amounts of marijuana in the hands of adults," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"Pennsylvanians say there's no time like the present for the Senate to consider Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Sen. Pat Toomey says wait until after the election and the numbers clearly show that could hurt him," added Malloy.