During an exchange on national issues, Toomey offered praise for former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFamily, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush Dems press for hearings after Libby pardon The Hill's Morning Report: Hannity drawn into Cohen legal fight MORE. "He helped balance the budget, he lowered taxes on capital gains, he reformed welfare and expanded trade agreements," he said.

Sestak was not so generous in praising the GOP. Instead, he likened Toomey to Specter. "I'll just call you Arlen, you can call me Joe,” he said he told his opponent before the debate.

A new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows Toomey beating either Democrat in a general election match up.