Poll: Toomey maintains modest lead in Pa.

Pat Toomey has maintained a modest six-point lead over Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

Toomey garnered support from 45 percent of likely voters, compared to 39 percent for Sestak. That's more or less unchanged from Rasmussen's poll two weeks ago.

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Sixty-six percent (66%) of Pennsylvania voters regard Toomey as politically conservative, and 42% place his views in the mainstream. Twenty-seven percent (27%) see him as an extremist, with 31% undecided.

Forty-five percent (45%) feel that Sestak is politically liberal, while 27% characterize him as a moderate. But 39% regard his views an extreme, while nearly as many (37%) think his views are in the mainstream. But roughly one-in-four voters (23%) aren’t sure.

Sixty-eight percent (68%) of conservative voters in the state support Toomey, while 86% of liberals favor Sestak. Moderates are closely divided between the two candidates.

Twenty percent (20%) of Pennsylvania voters hold a Very Favorable opinion of Toomey, while 12% view him Very Unfavorably.

Sestak is viewed Very Favorably by 19% and Very Unfavorably by 18%.